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In partnership with talented storytellers and filmmakers, we’re committed to sharing the stories, challenges and successes of the Latino immigrant community.

Special Screening Events

December 10, 2020 – “Dear Homeland”

Canal Alliance and the Association of Latino Marin Attorneys (ALMA) presents a virtual screening of Dear Homeland. 

Dear Homeland is a feature length documentary film created by Claudia Escobar and produced by KQED that shares the story of formerly undocumented singer-songwriter Diana Gameros’ music and journey home.

The screening was followed by a panel discussion with film subject and star, Diana Gameros; filmmaker and director, Claudia Escobar; professor, activist and filmmaker, Malinalli López Arreguín; and ALMA president, Andres Perez. Moderated by Canal Alliance Director of Immigration and Social Services, Lucia Martel-Dow.

October 17, 2019 – ‘Waking Dream’

Waking Dream - DACA film screening
Waking Dream – DACA film screening

Waking Dream tells the stories of six undocumented young people waiting in limbo between deportation and a path to citizenship. Through the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, nearly 800,000 undocumented young people (also known as Dreamers) have been provided a chance to work legally, go to college, start businesses, and pursue the American Dream. Bay Area filmmaker Theo Rigby’s latest documentary follows the unfolding fate of six of these young people after DACA is rescinded—as they fight for legal status in the U.S., struggle with the deportation of family members, and pursue their dreams in a country that is trying harder and harder to push them out.

A panel discussion will follow the film featuring director Theo Rigby, film subject Steve Li, and Canal Alliance Director of Immigration and Social Services, Lucia Martel-Dow. Join the conversation about our current immigration crisis and learn what Canal Alliance is doing to support immigrants here in Marin.

See photos from the film screening and watch the live recording of the post screening panel.

Mill Valey Film Festival

2019 MVFF- ‘Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo‘ Premiere

In 2019, Canal Alliance was proud to partner once again with the California Film Institute to share film star Danny Trejo’s sensational out-of-the-ashes journey from troubled kid growing up in Pacoima, CA, to teenage drug addict and San Quentin prison inmate, to ubiquitous film star, restaurateur, philanthropist, and role model.

2018 MVFF- ‘Collisions’ Screening

In 2018, Canal Alliance partnered with California Film Institute to share “Collisions.” The fictional story of a family that is separated by Immigration Enforcement brought the topic of family separations to a new audience. http://www.collisionsmovie.com

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