Shefali Milczarek-Desai, Soledad and Rosie Ibarra Lopez of Lisa Molomot's documentary film SOLEDAD (2019)


(Lisa Molomot, 2019)

TUE, OCT 26, 2021, 7:30pm

The Loft Cinema / FREE

In Person: Joining filmmaker Lisa Molomot for a post-screening discussion will be:

  • Asylum seeker Soledad
  • Clinical Law Professor and Director of the Workers’ Rights Clinic, Shefali Milczarek-Desai
  • Interpreter Rosie Ibarra Lopez
  • Psychologist Syd Arkowitz

Co-presented by UA Center for Latin American Studies, UA Hanson Film Institute, Human Rights Practice Program, College of Fine Arts

SOLEDAD tells 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.

Attorney Shefali Milczarek-Desai, who took the case pro bono, 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 in a rare victory for an asylum seeker in the U.S.

»more info at the film website