What is it like to live on the US Mexico border today compared to ten years ago? Eva Lewis, a resident of Arivaca, Arizona says the difference is ICE. Lewis describes what motivated her to tackle the subject of life in a border town in the film, Justice in Immigration – Undeterred. This year’s Social Justice Film Festival kicked off in October, with Eva Lewis’s documentary. KBCS producer, Ruth Bly caught Lewis in Arizona by phone.
The Social Justice Film Festival has started, and features 52 films this year. The Film Festival dives into topics ranging from workers’ rights to environmental issues. KBCS News Director Yuko Kodama spoke with Rhenda Meiser, Communications Director for the Social Justice Film Festival, and with two local filmmakers, Christy X whose short, Local Treasure screens on October 24th, and Jo Ardinger whose work in progress, Personhood screens on October 25th.