Local Film Showcase: Deported Veterans
This pairing of short films highlights the struggles faced by deported veterans. Films in the block include: “Exiled” and “Deported Veterans of America: Daniel Torres”
In This Program
Nuno Pinto / Iraq, Local Film Showcase, Afghanistan / MEX / 2017 / Documentary / 6 minsWhen he was 21, Daniel Torres was recruited to the Marines. In order to enlist he had to lie: he said that he was American when he wasn't. After a seven months deployment in Afghanistan he volunteered for another tour in Iraq. But when the truth about his legal status came to light, he was discharged and became undocumented again. This is his personal story of he was able to get his U.S. citizenship on the basis of his military record.
Mike Seely / Iraq, Local Film Showcase, Afghanistan / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 30 minsTwo military veterans, both green card immigrants willing to die for their country, find themselves deported and are now fighting to be heard. A persuasive and intimate look at the human consequences of current U.S. immigration policy.
Preceded by: Deported Veterans of America: Daniel Torres