“Which Way Home” is a highly regarded film nominated for an Academy Award in 2010. The story is of children from Mexico and Central America trying to get to a better life in the US, using freight trains to reach the Border. A reviewer calls the journey “wrenching and suspenseful.”
Amazon’s website notes that ” Director Rebecca Cammisa’s choice to focus almost exclusively on interviews with the train-hopping children, who range in age from roughly 8 to 18, makes this documentary infinitely more touching and effective……Many of the children in “Which Way Home”, like José from El Salvador, have experienced abandonment by their parents, who left in search of income and provided little in the way of role models. A few key scenes, like that filmed in the Guatemalan Consul where national officials interview boys before deporting them back to their home countries, and the scene showing Grupos Beta, a grassroots group that travels by van alongside the trains to provide free supplies and medical care to these children, are inspiring. Still, one comes to realize that the problem is overwhelming…. While “Which Way Home” chronicles a problem that demands attention, it does so in a touching manner, leaving its star characters’ dignities intact as they confess their motivations, namely devout family loyalty. –Trinie Dalton
The film is 90 minutes long, we will open the doors at 6:45 pm and will offer beverages and popcorn. Steve Crofter, who is leading our service on Sunday March 5th, will lead discussion after the film.
Steve and other community memberss recently organized The Community Asylum Seekers Project (CASP) . Steve and his partner Laurel Green are preparing CASP’s first host home by renovating a living space at their farm to which they will invite a family of asylum seekers. We’ll learn more about this vital work when Steve and Laurel lead our worship service on March 5th.