Film -No Le Digas a Nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone)

Film -No Le Digas a Nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone)
4 pm, Wednesday, June 13, 4pm
Teatro Santa Ana, La Biblioteca, Relox 50a
75 pesos
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A Dreamer’s courage comes to life in this inspiring documentary

by Joseph Plummer

A 24-year-old woman, Angy Rivera emerges from the shadows of her life as a young Dreamer born in Columbia and then raised in the United States as an undocumented resident from the age of 4 years, becoming an influential advocate for the rights of thousands of other young Dreamers. The film “No Le Digas a Nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone)” will present her story to San Miguelienses at Teatro Santa Ana at 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 13. A donation of 75 pesos is requested.

Caminamos Juntos will sponsor the showing of this Peabody Award-winning documentary. Operating from San Miguel, the volunteer network offers services to assist Mexican nationals rebuilding their lives after deportation and returning to Guanajuato State.

“Making people aware of the way that millions of undocumented migrants must live with a constant fear of being arrested and suddenly uprooted from the life they have known for years is an important part of our mission,” Samantha Silva, program coordinator for Caminamos Juntos, said. “Angy’s is an important story. It highlights the reality of millions of productive, relatively established and long-term residents in the United States living without legal recognition, particularly the young Dreamers who know no other country as a home. Mikaela Shwer and the amazing team she directed in making this film will be offering the audience here in San Miguel very clear insights about this powerful issue.”

Offering powerful insights into the life of an immigrant “Dreamer”, the film reveals the power of personal revelation that Rivera unleashes after stepping out of the shadows of her childhood and joining the youth-led New York State Youth Leadership Council (YLC), disclosing her undocumented status to more and more people, and asserting her claims for human rights and the humane treatment of undocumented immigrants. Her story has been told on PBS and in the New York Times and many other publications. Now residents of San Miguel can see her story unfold in the events that gained her so much recognition for personal courage. The film will be presented in English with Spanish subtitles.

Members of the Caminamos Juntos Steering Committee will lead a discussion after the film. Sign-up sheets will also be available for those who wish to become volunteers or continue to receive information about Caminamos Juntos.

Tickets for the film will be sold at the door or be purchased at the Teatro Santa Ana box office in the Biblioteca on Monday, June 11, and Tuesday, June 12. Information about the film is also available at the Caminamos Juntos website, www.cjsma.org/news-and-events .

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