Tuesday, May 29, 2007

DREAM Act Documentary Film Showing in Houston

House Bill 1403: The Story of Undocumented Students in Texas

Talento Bilingue de Houston is proud to present House Bill 1403: The Story of Undocumented Students in Texas as part of the TBH Summer First Film Fridays series on June 1st, 2007 at 7:00 pm. In this powerful and timely documentary, Houston filmmakers Gabriel Lopez and Julita Rincon explore the dilemma of undocumented students in the State of Texas from the view point of the students, professors and Texas State Representatives.

“Making this film was life changing for us. To sit in front of all the interviewees and just listen to their stories was nothing short of amazing,” according to filmmakers Gabriel Lopez and Julita Rincon. “We were able to listen to their passions and motivations and be inspired… House Bill 1403 is a personal journey for thousands of students all over Texas that has become the ray of light that shines hope for a better education.”

Testimonial participants include:
Tatcho Mindiola, Director of the Center for Mexican-American Studies, U of H
Dr. Nestor Rodriguez, Co-director of Center for Immigration Studies, UofH
Marie Theresa Hernandez, Prof. of Classical Languages, University of Houston
David Johnston, Director of College Center, Lee high school
Micheal Olivas, University of Houston Law School
Rick Noriega, Texas State Representative
Linda Christofilis, Legislative aid to Rep. Noriega

Audience members will have an opportunity to meet with the filmmakers Gabriel Lopez and Julita Rincon with a few of the participants following the screening.

Screening: June 1, 2007 at 7:00 pm. TBH 333 S. Jensen Dr. Houston 77003
Tickets: $5.00 General Admission

To purchase tickets:
-Online at www.tbhcenter.org
-By telephone 713-222-1213
-Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
A map is available on-line at a href="http://www.tbhcenter.org">www.tbhcenter.org.
For more information, please call at 713.222.1213.

    "Doing this film was life changing for us. To sit in front of all the interviewees and just listen to their stories was nothing short of amazing. We were able to listen to their passions and motivations and be inspired. We so often hear from mainstream media who the undocumented are supposed to be and to be able to produce our own media to educate the community is an obligation we felt. The making of the film was difficult as well. Because neither of us knew anything about filmmaking, we had to learn everything from scratch; from what cameras we could use to how to edit with what software. It took a lot of time and many frustrating learning experiences. All we started out with was a vision of educating the world on who the undocumented students are and what their story is; the rest, we learned the hard way".
    -Julita & Gabriel

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Posted by: Matthew Nickson | Jun 6, 2007 4:52:47 PM

Nice website you all,
My name is Matt Nickson and I am a new lawyer in Houston. I am writing because I was wondering if there are any immigration law professors out there (or even practitioners) who wouldn't mind reviewing a law review article about asylum law, specifically Matter of C-A- (BIA 2006), that I am currently drafting. Although I have just started a deportations (and general law) practice of my own and am not rolling in dough, I would be happy to pay somebody $500 for some critical comments. Please write me at mpnickson@gmail.com or call at 713-204-3247 if you are interested. I would like to think the article is a fun read. It is about 50 footnoted pages. I just need a second opinion on it, but would happily consider co-authorship with anybody who would be interested in doing more.

Posted by: Matthew Nickson | Jun 6, 2007 4:53:51 PM

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