As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, the film 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 US 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 UM Institute for the Humanities exhibition State of Exception which curates objects from Jason De León’s Undocumented Migration Project, the largest assemblage of migrant artifacts in the country. The exhibition is a collaboration between De León, UM assistant professor of anthropology, artist/photographer Richard Barnes, and IH curator Amanda Krugliak, and runs at the IH Gallery (202 S. Thayer Street) January 24 through March 12, 2013. Following the film, there will be a guided tour of this exhibition -- the final one before the exhibition closes. Don't miss it!
More about the exhibition here: http://hyperallergic.com/65963/curating-the-traces-of-illegal-immigration/