The Long Ride Screenings

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PAST SCREENINGS

Sept. 21, 2016     Skyline Community College Latinx Heritage Month

Fine Cut Screening
The audience consisted of documented and undocumented students, and teachers.  Followed by a panel discussion with Latin American Student Association members and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.  
San Bruno, California, 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


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 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


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


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 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


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


May 7, 2017     Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Southern U.S. Region premiere
Official Selection, Panorama Features. Screened at the Mexican American Cultural Center.

Austin, Texas, USA


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


May 21, 2017     Marquis Theatre

New England premiere

Presented by Showing Up For Racial Justice, Migrant Justice and Open Door Clinic.
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. 
Middlebury, Vermont, 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


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


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

St. Louis Exhibit at the 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


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


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


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


May 24, 2018  Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, 

AFL-CIO, San Francisco Chapter

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 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 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


June 14, 2018     Cine Villa Olímpica

Presentation of Contra El Silencio Todas Las Voces award winning films.

Tlalpan, México City, Mexico


July 14, 2018     New York International Immigration Film Festival

New York, New York, USA


July 21, 2018     Pacifica Social Justice and 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 Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders Baltazar Barron, Leslie Bulbuk, Martha Campos, Marta Donayre, Doreatha Fuller Evans, Katy Nunez-Adler,  Delia Medina, Anand Singh, André Spearman, Norman Ten and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley. Pacifica, California, USA


Sept 22, 2018     Festival de Cine Político Dirigido Por Mujeres

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

Madrid, Spain


​​​​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


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. 13, 2018     Utopia Film Festival

Maryland premiere

Greenbelt, Maryland, USA


Oct.  27, 2018     Immigration Film Festival

Washington, D.C. Premiere

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


Jan. 8, 2018     Oshman Family Jewish Community Center

Followed by Q&A with Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.

Palo Alto, California, USA


Feb. 23, 2018     Festival de Cine Latino Americano

Outstanding Feature Documentary Award

Denton, Texas, 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 John Wilhelm, former UNITE HERE General President  and  Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders Rigo Valdez, United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 770 Organizing Director and Vice President and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.
Los Angeles, California, USA


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 Rigo Valdez,  United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, Local 770 Organizing Director and Vice President and Filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley.

Huntington Park, 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


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


May 2, 2019     Reel Work Labor Film Festival

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


May 5, 2019     Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento

Sacramento Premiere
Followed by panel discussion with Immigrant Workers Freedom Rider César Díaz, Organizer SEIU-USWW, Local 2015, 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