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Los Angeles Poverty Department’s Movie Nights at the Museum are back!
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversation. 

Friday, March 3, 2023, at 7pm screening Locked in a Box: Immigration Detention and Kingdom of Kurdistan

Locked in a Box: Immigration Detention
Directed by David Barnhart
Runtime: 26 min.

Locked in a Box follows the stories of individuals held in the U.S. Immigration detention system and those who visit them. The film traces the lives of individuals who fled their homelands in search of safety and freedom only to end up in U.S. prisons under a mandatory bed quota system run by Immigration Customs & Enforcement. Since the 1990s there has been a massive expansion of the immigration detention system up to 34,000 immigrants in detention on any given day in approximately 200 different facilities, many of which are for-profit prisons. Locked in a Box helps strip away the political rhetoric to see the human cost of detention.

Kingdom of Kurdistan
Directed by Gabar Choli

Runtime: 5:24 min.

Followed by Q&A with Gabar Choli
Gabar choli was born in Kurdistan and moved to Canada in 2007. He now lives at the Weingart center. He studied film in college and has made 7 short films and written several screenplays. He also wrote a book: Alien #240433911, about a Kurdish freedom fighter who seeks asylum in US. Upon arrival at the port of entry he is arrested and thrown in solitary confinement to be deported. Facing the possibility of deportation and death he witnesses life to make sense of it all.

Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.