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GI Film Festival San Diego 2017

Local Film Showcase: Deported Veterans

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Local Film Showcase: Deported Veterans

AMC Mission Valley 20
October 21, 2017 3:45 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Description

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


  1. Deported Veterans of America: Daniel Torres

    Nuno Pinto / Iraq, Local Film Showcase, Afghanistan / MEX / 2017 / Documentary / 6 mins
    When 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.

    Precedes: Exiled


  2. Exiled

    Mike Seely / Iraq, Local Film Showcase, Afghanistan / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 30 mins
    Two 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


Dates & Times

Local Film Showcase: Deported Veterans

AMC Mission Valley 20
October 21, 2017 3:45 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets