Check out this incredible new documentary series featuring artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez. Migration is Beautiful shows the multi-layered roots of immigration, and highlights the art and activism happening in Tucson and around the country for migrant justice. On one of the first days of my internship with Derechos Humanos, I entered the office, not expecting to find Isabel Garcia giving the artists featured in this film a presentation on Operation Streamline. I am so fortunate to have been able to spend time in this incredible community of activists, to have gotten to know and learn from Isabel and her colleagues at Derechos. There are a lot of familiar faces and places here, especially in part 2.
Many of you have asked me, “So what do we need to do about immigration?” And my answer has been probably a lot more complicated than we all would like it to be, as I’ve tried to explain the problems with NAFTA and Border Patrol and prisons and the culture of fear created in this country. This film offers a solid and multi-dimensional analysis, often from the mouths of the people from whom I heard it first. I hope you enjoy it!
“People want to move so they can better themselves, and no matter the reason we need to allow people the safe right and the ability to move freely so that they can fulfill their best self.” –Favianna Rodriguez
In three parts: