The long ride screenings

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UPCOMING SCREENINGS

 Aug. 30, 2019  LAN. Festival audiovisual obrero 

                         (Audiovisual Worker Festival)

                         Basque Country Premiere

                         Iturri Zarra

                         Belandia

PAST SCREENINGS

May 5, 2019     Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento

                         Sacramento Premiere
Followed by panel discussion with Immigrant Workers Freedom Rider César Díaz; Donald Thornberry, Unitarian Universalists Society of Sacramento Immigrant Justice Group; Patricia Portillo, Founder, Undocumented Student Scholarship Program; Rhonda Rios Kravitz, Sacramento Immigration Coalition; and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.. Donations were collected for the Undocumented Student Scholarship Program.

Sacramento, California, USA

May 2, 2019    Reel Work Labor Film Festival

                        Santa Cruz, California Premiere
Followed by panel discussion with Immigrant Workers Freedom Rider Northern California Co-Chair Julius De Vera and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.
Santa Cruz, California, USA

​April 15, 2019  San Francisco State University Labor Archives 

                         and Research Center
Shown to a class on politics and immigration.  Followed by a Q&A with Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders Liana Molina and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.
San Francisco, California, USA

​March 27, 2019  Festival Cine Político Dirigido por Mujeres​

                           Valencia, Spain Premiere
Sociedad General de Autores y Editores SGAE
Sala SGAE Centre Cultural de Valencia
Valencia, Spain

Feb. 27, 2019   Ricardo F. Icaza Workers' Center - Encore Screening
Audience of meat packing plant union shop stewards.  Followed by Q&A with  Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders  United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, Local 770 Organizing Director and Vice President Rigo Valdez; and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.
Huntington Park, California, USA


Feb. 27, 2019   UCLA Labor Center

Shown to a class on the history of the United Farm Workers Union.  Followed by a panel discussion with former UNITE HERE General President John Wilhelm; and  Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 770 Organizing Director and Vice President Rigo Valdez and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.
Los Angeles, California, USA

Feb. 23, 2018  Festival de Cine Latino Americano
Outstanding Feature Documentary Award
Denton, Texas, USA

Jan. 8, 2018     Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Followed by Q&A with Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.
Palo Alto, California, USA

Oct.  27, 2018  Immigration Film Festival

                        Washington, D.C. Premiere

Opening Film.  Best Documentary Award winner.
Washington, D.C.​, USA

Oct. 13, 2018    Utopia Film Festival

                         Maryland premiere

Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Oct. 14, 2018   Irish Arts & Writers Festival
                         WHO BELONGS? Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum Seekers in

                         the 21st Century
The Long Ride clips were shown along with book author readings and conversation about how Ireland and America treat new arrivals and existing immigrant  communities.  Panelists included: Author Melatu Uche Okorie; Writer and Educator Yvonne Watterson; Author and Teacher Éanlaí Cronin; Immigrant Workers Freedom Rider and Union Organizer César Díaz; and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.
Los Gatos, California, USA

​​​​Oct. 7, 2018    Congregation Beth Israel Judea Sisterhood Annual Brunch

Followed by Q&A with Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley. Pledge to Vote cards were distributed and free rides to the voting polls were offered.
San Francisco, California, USA

Sept 22, 2018  Festival de Cine Político Dirigido Por Mujeres

                         European premiere
Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 770 Organizing Director and Vice President Rigo Valdez and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.

Madrid, Spain

July 21, 2018     Pacifica Social Justice, Faith in Action
Cosponsored by Pacifica Peace People, San Mateo Central Labor Council, California Nurses  Association and American Federation of Teachers, AFT 3267
Followed by Q&A with ten Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders including Baltazar Barron, Leslie Bulbuk, Martha Campos, Marta Donayre, Doreatha Fuller Evans, Anand Singh, Delia Medina; André Spearman Norman Ten and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley
Pacifica, California, USA

July 14, 2018    New York International Immigration Film Festival
New York, New York, USA

June 14, 2018   Cine Villa Olímpica
Contra El Silencio Todas Las Voces award winning films were presented.
Tlalpan, México City, Mexico

May 27-29, 2018 Festival Internacional Cine de América

                            Hildalgo, Mexico premiere
Official Selection: Glimpse at America Category/Selección Oficial: Vistazo Por América.  After the first screening, an additional screening was added at the request of the audience.  El largo Viaje was the only film shown three times at the festival.
Pachuca, Hildalgo, Mexico

May 24, 2018  Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, 

                        San Francisco Chapter
                        San Francisco, CA premiere
"Celebrating Asian Heritage Month event "The Next 25 Years of Resistance."
Followed by a panel discussion entitled "Connecting the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride to Challenges of Janus v. AFSCME" with Lamoin Werlein-Jaen, International Federation of Professional and Technical  Engineers Union Organizer; and Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders including Anand Singh, President UNITE HERE, Local 2, Norman Ten, APALA-SF Chapter President, Doretha Fuller Evans, Retired Service Employees International Union Member; and  Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.  Moderated by Vivian Araullo, IFPTE Organizer.
San Francisco, California, USA

​May 11, 2018   United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, 

                        Local 770
Followed by a panel discussion on how to respond to attacks on immigrants with representatives from Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable 

Economy and UFCW, Local 770 and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.                        Camarillo, California, USA

April 18, 2018   X Encuentro Hispanoamericano de Cine y Video documental: 

                         Contra El Silencio Todas Las Voces

                         Latin America premiere
Mención Honorifica: la categoría Fronteras, Migraciones y Exilios (Honorable Mention: Borders, Migrations and Exiles Category)
Mexico City, Mexico

April 16, 2018   The Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning          

                         University of San Francisco
Shown in "Deportation Nation" and its Discontents, 1990s-2018 class.  Followed by Q&A with Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.

San Franciso, California, USA
                                  

Feb. 28, 2018   #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in 

                         St. Louis Exhibit, Missouri History Museum

                          Missouri premiere 
Included in the exhibit that examined the Civil Rights Movement in St. Louis              and the City's role in advancing the cause of racial justice. Co-presented by the Missouri History Museum and Missouri Immigrant & Refugee  Advocates (MIRA).  Followed by a panel discussion with Aimee Abizera, Executive Director, MIRA; Daniel Gonzales, Historian; Dave Morton, Organizing Director, UNITE HERE, Local 74,: Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates , St. Louis historian, and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.  Moderated by Joan Suarez, MIRA Founding Chair.
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Oct. 12, 2017    Institute for Research on Labor and Employment 

                         University of California Berkeley                                   

Followed by a panel discussion with undocumented students; Maricruz Manzanarez, Union Activist and ; Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders Abel Salas and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.  Moderated by Professor Steven Pitts, Associate Chair, U.C. Berkeley Labor Center.  American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Local  3299 Organizers circulated a petition calling on the University of California President to declare UC campuses sanctuary for students and workers.  Co-sponsored by AFSCME, Local  3299 and the Multicultural Immigrant Student Program.

Berkeley, California, USA

Sept. 17, 2017   United Latinos of the UFCW Conference

                          Nevada premiere
An audience of United Food & Commercial Workers International Union rank and file leaders who are on the front lines fighting for immigrant rights. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.  DVDs were distributed for union hall screenings throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

May 21, 2017      Marquis Theatre

                           New England premiere
Followed by a panel discussion with immigrant rights activists, health care providers and the filmmaker, focused on the difficulties migrant dairy workers face and the Milk With Dignity Campaign.  Proceeds benefited Migrant Justice and the  Open Door Clinic, and volunteers were recruited.  In October, 2017, Migrant Justice and Ben & Jerry’s CEO signed the Milk with Dignity agreement, a legally binding contract that establishes Ben & Jerry’s as the first company in the dairy industry to implement the worker-driven human rights program.  Presented by Showing Up For Racial Justice, Migrant Justice and Open Door Clinic.
Middlebury, Vermont, USA 

May 10, 2017     Workers Unite Film Festival
New York, New York, USA 

May 7, 2017      Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

                          Southern U.S. Region premiere
Official Selection, Panorama Features.  The screening was held at the Mexican American Cultural Center.

Austin, Texas, USA

May 4, 2017      Global Gathering Conference

                          New York premiere
A conference of progressive and experimental filmmakers from the United Kingdom and the United States sponsored by the Radical Film Network, Worker's Unite! Film Festival, the Murphy Institute for Worker Education & Labor Studies at the City University of New York, Third World Newsreel, the Global Labor Film Festival and the National Writers Union.  
New York, New York, USA

April 24, 2017  (In)Justice for All Film Festival

                         Mid-west premiere
Followed by a panel discussion with Northeastern University Law School immigrant rights attorneys.
Chicago, Illinois, USA

April 11, 2017    The Ricardo F. Icaza Workers' Center

                          Bilingual English and Spanish version premiere 
The screening was part of a series of events in conjunction with the opening of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Local 70's Ricardo F. Icaza. Workers' Center.  Followed by a Q&A with Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders Rigo Valdez, Organizing Director and Vice President, UFCW Local 770 and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.
Huntington Park, California USA

April 7, 2017     Oakland International Film Festival

                          World Film Festival Premiere
Thirteen Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders attended the screening at the Oakland City Hall Chamber followed by a reunion and a chance to catch up on family, work, life and the important ongoing immigrant rights organizing they continue to lead.
Oakland, California, USA

March 20, 2017 Union Days

                          Special Sneak Preview

Kick off of Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations annual series of events. Followed by a Q&A with Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders Rigo Valdez, Organizing Director and Vice President, UFCW Local 770 and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.
Ithaca, New York USA

March 17, 2017 Alianza Pais Special

                         Special Sneak Preview
Audience of Dominican community political and labor activists.  Followed by a Q&A with Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders Rigo Valdez, Organizing Director and Vice President, UFCW Local 770 and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.             New York, New York USA

March 17, 2017 The High School for Media & Communications

                         Special Sneak Preview
Followed by a Q&A with Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders Rigo Valdez, Organizing Director and Vice President, UFCW Local 770 and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.
New York, New York, USA

Sept. 21, 2016   Skyline Community College Latinx Heritage Month
Fine cut screening for an audience of documented and undocumented students, and teachers. Followed by  panel discussion with Latin American Student Association members and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.  
San Bruno, California, USA