La Lucha Sigue/The Fight Continues

(In Production)

Director/Producer

La Lucha Sigue/The Fight Continues is a short film that centers immigrant rights leaders who are calling for the Berks Detention Center, one of three prisons that detains immigrant children, to close. Characters such as a mother from Mexico who is teaching her kids about social movements, and an elder who spent part of his childhood in a Japanese internment camp, explain how the immigration industrial complex has impacted various communities of color. The characters portray how to hold elected officials accountable and organize on a local level through art, storytelling, and creative actions.

In collaboration with the Shut Down Berks Coalition

Grants: 

Doc Society Good Pitch Local grant, 2019

Leeway Foundation Art & Change grant, 2019

Pitches and rough cut screening invitations: 

  • PHL Latino Film Festival Works-In-Progress, 2019

  • Center for Experimental Ethnography launch at UPenn, 2019

  • Doc Society Good Pitch Local Philadelphia, 2018

  • Double Exposure Film Festival Pitch + Access, 2018

  • International Documentary Association: Getting Real '18 - REAL TALKS Round Tables​, 2018

Note that the film's timeline is being adjusted, due to COVID-19.

© 2020 by Melissa Beatriz