JUNE 16, 2023 @ 7:00PM
Instituto Cervantes New York
211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017
ORIGINAL TITLE: Las Abogadas
DIRECTOR: Victoria Bruce
DATE COMPLETED: 2023
FILM CATEGORY: Documentary
LENGTH OF FILM: 90 min
PRODUCER: Laura Seltzer-Duny
PROTAGONISTS: Rebecca Eichler, Charlene D'Cruz, Jodi Goodwin, Mulu Alemayehu
LAS ABOGADAS follows a group of immigration attorneys over a multi-year odyssey as the U.S. Government under President Trump upends every law meant to protect those fleeing from persecution, violence and war. Protagonists include:
Rebecca Eichler, a retired attorney and first-generation American of Chinese and German descent currently living in central Mexico.
Charlene D’Cruz, who left India as a teenager to attend college in the U.S. and found she faced intense discrimination as a woman and immigrant, something that continues to this day.
Jodi Goodwin, a Texas-based mother of four who created the first sidewalk legal clinic as migrant families were bottlenecked in the blazing Mexican sun.
Mulu Alemayehu, an Ethiopian-American who came to the U.S. as a political refugee and fulfilled her dream of studying law to help others being persecuted.