TUE, APR 14, 2020, 7pm POSTPONED
The Loft Cinema / FREE
In Person: Joining filmmaker Lisa Molomot for a post-screening discussion will be the attorney featured in the film: Co-director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the UA School of Law, Shefali Desai.
Award-winning filmmaker Lisa Molomot and writer/teacher/lawyer Shefali Desai teamed up to make a short film telling the story of a young woman from Central America who was imprisoned in the Eloy Detention Facility when she sought asylum in the United States in 2017. Soledad set out on a perilous journey from her homeland after enduring horrific persecution where she was kidnapped, sex-trafficked, tortured and nearly killed. Desai, who took the case pro bono from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law’s Immigration Clinic, mobilized a dream team of professional women, all of whom agreed to work for free on the case. Together, they secured Soledad’s release from Eloy and ultimately prevailed on her asylum claim…