As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children. Director Rebecca Cammisa tracks the journey of several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “The Beast.” Two short films on undocumented migration precede the main screening.
The screening is presented in conjunction with the U-M Institute for Humanities exhibition State of Exception: Richard Barnes, Jason De León, Amanda Krugliak, which curates objects from Jason De León’s (U-M Anthropology) Undocumented Migration Project, the largest assemblage of migrant artifacts in the country. The exhibition is a collaboration between De León, artist/photographer Richard Barnes, and IH curator Amanda Krugliak, and runs at the IH Gallery (202 S. Thayer Street) January 24-March 12, 2013.
In collaboration with the U-M Museum of Art and the U-M Institute for the Humanities. In conjunction with the LSA Theme Semester “Race: Are We So Different?”
The UMS on Film series is designed to expand understanding of the artists and cultures represented on the UMS season and reveal some of the emotions and ideas behind the creative process.