Hugs Not Walls- Film by Acclaimed Director Everardo Gonzales
BNHR and the Ambulante Film Festival to Hold Binational Screening of the Documentary “A 3 Minute Hug” On Saturday April 6th the Newest Documentary Film of Acclaimed Director Everardo Gonzalez will be Screened Simultaneously at Locations in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. The film is a valuable reflection of #HugsNotWalls Events Organized by BNHR El Paso, TX/Southern New Mexico. – The Border Network for Human Rights and The Ambulante Film Festival with support from the US/Mexico Foundation and the Impacto Social Metropolitan Group will hold a simultaneous binational screening of the film “A 3 Minute Hug” by the lauded Mexican Filmmaker Everardo Gonzalez.
The film collects the dramatic and human stories of separated families that participated at one of the #HugsNotWalls events organized by BNHR at the Rio Grande River at the US/Mexico border in El Paso-Juarez Region. In El Paso the screening will take place at the Modesto Gomez Park (4600 Edna Avenue), and in Ciudad Juarez at the Plaza de la Mexicanidad (la X) located at Av. Perez Serna and Av. Colegio Militar, Colonia Chamizal. Activities will start at 7 PM at both locations, with separated families exchanging messages and pictures before the screening. “A 3 Minute Hug” Binational Screening Saturday April 6th, 2019 at 7 PM In El Paso at Modesto Gómez Park (4600 Edna Avenue) In Ciudad Juárez at Plaza de la Mexicanidad (La X) Av. Pérez Serna and Avenida Heroico Colegio Militar.
A 3 Minute Hug is an emotional tour de force that provides a poignant look at the profound source of pain: not being able to embrace your loved ones. The film captures the event #HugsNotWalls organized by the Border Network for Human Rights, in which 300 families divided by the border had the opportunity to see and hug their family members, some of them after decades of being separated. #HugsNotWalls event showcases family separation policy by immigration enforcement in the US, giving separated families a few minutes to be together again, and show America that another moral, humane, inclusive choice is possible for our country. #HugsNotWalls is an act of love toward these separated immigrant families at the same time as it is an act of protest that calls on the United States to enact humane comprehensive immigration reforms.
The Border Network for Human Rights, founded in 1998, is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations located at the U.S./Mexico Border. BNHR has over 7,000 members in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.
Ambulante is a non-profit organization, founded in 2005 by Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna to support and promote documentary film as a tool for cultural and social transformation.