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On May 21st 2010, Southwest Pictures LLC was formed to create an honest documentary about Arizona’s controversial immigration law and its effects on human beings from a faith and social justice perspective.
We were then hired by the Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ to produce the film. (We are not in a fiscal sponsorship position as all donations come from individuals not the conference or denomination itself). This is a good combination since the United Church of Christ’s record on social justice has been clearly established since 1620, when the forepersons of the UCC denomination (Commonly known as the “Pilgrims”) immigrated to America to exercise their religious and political freedom.
Southwest Pictures is in covenant with the Southwest Conference UCC, that only facts will be presented and that no editorial influence, by anyone, including ANY donors, will be asserted on what is recorded nor try to affect the outcome of this documentary.
Progress so far:
We have and will continue covering; Four Families from One UCC Church as they moved to New Mexico from Arizona out of fear that their families would be broken up because they contained both US citizens and un-documented immigrants.
We have and will continue covering; The marches, demonstrations and rallies on both sides recording the activities and speeches as they happen. We've been to southern Arizona to see for ourselves the (privately owned) federal immigrant detention centers, the immigrant trails and listened to the witness of the Samaritans who rescue immigrants that have fallen behind and/or have nearly died in the harsh desert environment.
In addition to filming in ARIZONA we have been to UTAH - TEXAS - KANSAS to testify to their legislatures (see blog pages) and are ready to go anywhere else we can to tell the truth about the effects of these laws on all people.
Telling our story is making changes in the hearts and minds of those who hear us.
We have and will continue interviewing; Religious Leaders from all faiths, Native American activists, Federal and State and Local Politicians from all major political parties, Government Officials from ICE, Homeland Security, Social services professionals, Immigration attorneys and many “ordinary people” US citizens and immigrants documented and otherwise to show on film the fear, anger and sorrow that is being experienced by all involved.
There is more information and more videos in the blog pages
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT, all donations are fully tax deductible.
"When documenting history there is no second take,
It must be captured when it happens"
There is a long road ahead and we want to continue recording this history so that shortly
THE TRUTH can be brought to light on a screen near you.
If you wish to contribute please use the DONATE button below the screen and give what you can towards the making of the film.
It is again a tax deductible donation to the Southwest Conference, United Church of Christ for making the video only.