Monday, October 15th, 2007 at 9:53 pm in Uncategorized.
That’s illegal. It’s a phrase often used — illegal parking, illegal search and seizures, illegal deals, illegal actions generally. But since when are human beings illegal? That’s the question posed in a series of films that make up the mini festival, “No Human Being is Illegal” playing at the EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd.
The first film, “Fruits of War” already screened Sunday, Oct. 14. But the next one is Oct. 26. “Sentenced Home” shows the dark side of strict 1996 U.S. anti-terror immigration policies, in which even minor convictions can result in automatic deportation for permanent residents. It’s a Kafkaesque tale from the perspective of Cambodian refugees, who lived through stark, brutal terror under the Khmer Rouge regime and difficulty in U.S. ghettos, that I wrote about early this summer. Here is the Web site www.pbs.org/independentlens/sentencedhome.