Over and over, we hear God’s call to “love the immigrant as you love yourself” (Lev. 19:34) and to “welcome the foreigner” as we welcome Jesus (Matt. 25:35).
Today we hear a lot about immigration, but we don’t always have the chance to hear directly from the families at the heart of the story.
The NC Council of Churches is sponsoring screenings of “Brother Towns” across the state – and you’re invited! Join us for an evening with local filmmaker Charles Thompson as we explore faith, family and immigration through the eyes of inhabitants from two interlinked towns.
About the Film:
Brother Towns is a story of two towns linked by immigration, family, and work: Jacaltenango, a highland Maya town in Guatemala; and Jupiter, a coastal resort town where many Jacaltecos have settled in Florida.
Brother Towns chronicles a story of how and why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home, and how people maintain families despite their travel. Because we are all immigrants, this is a universal human story, and a quintessential American one.
When: Nov. 12-14 (Exact date TBA)
Where: Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington
When: Nov. 16, 2010
Where: NC A&T University