The Undocumented and Mexican Independence Day

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 | A Public Affair

On Wednesday September 11th, our host Karma Chavez covered a wide variety of topics about Mexican history and culture with Marco Williams, award winning filmmaker who made the film “The Undocumented” for the first part of the show.And Alex Gillis about politics and history behind Mexican Independence Day for the second part of the show.

Williams told us about his newest film and the upcoming screening here in Madison. According to PBS.org“In true cinéma vérité style, The Undocumented by Marco Williams reveals the ongoing impact of immigration laws and economic policies on the very people who continue to be affected by them. By going beyond politics, the film also tells a story that is deeply personal.” You can go to the UW-Madison Events Calendar to learn more.

Gillis joined us for the second half of the show, to discuss Mexican Independence Day and the history behind the historic day. Chavez and Gillis discussed the 9th Mexican Independence Festival that is coming up later this week.

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