"Don't Tell Anyone." updated movie night

October 12, 2017

Unfortunately, the First Unitarian Society will not be showing our scheduled film I learn America on Friday, October 13, 2017 due to shipping difficulties. We plan to show it in December. We regret any difficulties this might have caused you. 


However, we have another great documentary on the immigration experience scheduled for Friday, "Don't Tell Anyone."  Come join us for another great film and a great discussion this Friday!


About Don't Tell Anyone: 

Angy Rivera had two crucial secrets in her life. The first was that she was an undocumented child living with her mother and siblings in New York City for 19 years. That secret was a constant source of fear: If her immigration status was discovered, she could be deported and her family shattered.



The second secret was more tragic: Rivera had been sexually abused by her stepfather from ages 4 to 8, a secret she eventually revealed and which, in the strange world of immigration law, helped her gain the visa she had always desired.


Director Mikaela Shwer met immigration activist Rivera, now 24, while the young woman was still undocumented. After the two developed a friendship, Shwer began filming Rivera's quest to help others living in immigration's "shadows" and to gain a visa for herself. The result was Shwer's first full-length documentary.

This critically acclaimed documentary sheds light on the Dreamer's experience.

  • Shwer, along with Nat Rosa and Katie O'Rourke, present Rivera’s story to empower people living silent in the shadows of their immigration status.— Cosmopolitan

  • Putting a human face on immigration debate... Don’t Tell Anyone is told through Angy’s eloquent voice.— Sandy Brawarsky, The Jewish Week, New York

  • 2015 Peabody Award Winning Documentary



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