|Posted on August 17, 2011 at 2:40 AM|
Join us for a special screening at Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop
Sunday August 28th at 6pm
One night only, Limited seating
$5 TO 10$ SUGGESTED DONATION.
For more than two years, Pan Left member and producer Jason Michael Aragón has documented and collaborated with people in Maricopa County who are fighting against the abuses and injustices perpetrated by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This feature length non-commercial and non-profit documentary Under Arpaio from Aragón and co-producer Mary Charlotte Thurtle reveals the story of people affected by the ongoing abuse in jails, de facto immigration enforcement through racial profiling, and corruption within the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department- now under Federal investigation.
This documentary shows the people in the Phoenix area that are rarely seen in the national spotlight, but are the ones on the daily front lines as Arpaio continues to conduct raids on migrant and Latino neighborhoods, ignore bad jail conditions, and waste more than hundreds of millions of dollars in tax payer money. Under Arpaio features activists, low-income residents, attorneys, reporters, elected officials, and indigenous people who speak truth to power. In the face of all of this, the community targeted by Arpaio has not stood still but has organized and continues to fight. This is their story of struggle against one of the most well-known law enforcement figures in recent U.S. history.