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The Migrant Crisis: Walk With Us - Documentary Film

  • The Vic Theatre 808 Douglas Street Victoria, BC (map)

“They are people like us, with rights and dreams of a better life, and hoping to create opportunities for their children.”

The migrant crisis through the eyes of Pastor Ignacio Martinez, the founder of ABBA safehouse in Celaya, It started when his family took food to migrants jumping freight trains Some were sick, there was nowhere to wash or sleep. So he founded ABBA, where they can rest, receive food and medical help .

The film shows the gap between President Trump calling migrants “rapists and criminals” and the sad reality. Most are escaping abject poverty and gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala . Their dreams of a better life in the USA have been met by tear gas at the border. In this world of nationalism and xenophobia, Ignacio’s work is vitally important.

“A beautiful film” Eamon Andrews “Unreported World, Channel 4.

“It is wonderful in its simplicity its focus on migrants in a respectful individual way”

There will be a discussion after the film. director Judy Jackson will be present. This event is free.

Earlier Event: March 20
Kalmo Refugee Fundraiser Spring Fling
Later Event: April 12
Swinging Spring Soiree