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Immigrant Nation, at the Chicago Latino Film Festival

The upcoming Chicago Latino Film Festival is going to be filled with
great works from around the world, but one of the most anticipated
Chicago debuts will be very local. Esaú Meléndez, a local filmmaker, is
making waves with his documentary "Immigrant Nation: A Battle for the
Dream". He is excited to make the films local debut after recently
winning the Cine Latino Award at the 2010 DC International Film Fest.

It all started when Esaú found himself moved by what he experienced on March 10 2006, this is when thousands of people marched in Chicago for immigrant rights. Esaú was disappointed in the media coverage of,
not only the marches, but the media's coverage of the entire movement.
As he filmed and followed the movement in Chicago and around the United
States Esaú met many people, all with their own story about how they
were effected. He talked to people that were part of the Minute Men, a
paramilitary group hell bent to keep foreigners out of the US, as well
as the undocumented and their supporters.

Immigrant Nation follows the story of Elvira Arellano, who took refuge in a local church when the government was trying her as a criminal for being an undocumented worker. You will be able to see
Esau's film during the Chicago
Latino Film Festival
at the Landmark
Century Center
Sunday April 18th at 4pm
Friday April 23rd at 9:45pm
Wednesday April 28th at 6:30pm

find out more about the film and where else it will be showing at

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