From the National Press Club: “La Americana” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, in the conference rooms.
A panel discussion with the producer/director and Suzanne Gamboa, AP reporter on immigration, will follow. The discussion will focus on freedom of the press and speech and a range of immigration issues, including remittances and the role of immigrants in the national economy.
The film examines the case of a 9-year-old who, after suffering a life-threatening accident, must remain in Bolivia while her mother makes a dangerous and illegal journey to the United States, hoping to earn enough money to save her daughter’s life.
Be sure to check first to see about participation of non-NPC members.