Beyond the Wall Rapid Response Documentary
We are grateful to The Fledgling Fund for supporting production of Beyond the Wall through their Special Fund for Rapid Story Deployment. Their support has enabled us to plan, produce and distribute a film that we firmly believe in, in 30 days. It's an intense schedule but one that is allowing us to capture and share the stories unfolding in our community in near real-time, which brings a very special sense of immediacy to the work.
About the Beyond the Wall:
According to The Pew Research Center, more than 10 percent of Colorado's school age children in 2014 had at least one parent is an an undocumented immigrant. 750,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are now living in extreme uncertainty, because they could have their statuses revoked at any moment.
When Donald Trump became the President Elect following campaign promises to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), build a wall along the Mexican border and deport millions of immigrants, hateful rhetoric became a potential reality for millions of children, families and the businesses - all humans who are essential parts of our families and communities, as well as our nation’s historical, cultural and economic ecosystem. Today, so much is unknown: Will President Trump follow through on the promises of Candidate Trump? However, within so much uncertainty there is an opportunity to build public will to resist these proposed measures which would tear families apart and threaten our economy.
Beyond the Wall explores the current political climate through the eyes and voices of the children of undocumented immigrants, their teachers, and business leaders in Denver Colorado.
The film is screening at the SIE Film Center on January 30th (sold out!) and February 6th with a panel discussion to follow featuring subjects and experts.
Visit the Beyond the Wall website for more information.
We’ve received a Special Projects Program Grant from The Colorado Health Foundation to support Sharing Stories. Our goal is to reduce stigma as a barrier to accessing mental health treatment. Over the next six months our activities will lead to a series of true stories of people who have successfully navigated challenges on their way to mental wellness and well-being. These stories will be available at sharingstoriescolorado.com as free communication tools - available to any person, teacher, organization or advocate that wishes to use them to start new conversations and normalize the very common need for mental health treatment.
Visit the Sharing Stories website for more information.