After the screening, there will be a Q & A with director Jenny Alexander and Alexandra Piñeros Shields, Senior Researcher at the Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.
“Detained” follows families in the immediate aftermath of the largest workplace immigration raid in Massachusetts. The raid took place at a factory in New Bedford where undocumented immigrant workers were making military vests for soldiers in Iraq. Footage edited while still shooting the film was used by Senator Ted Kennedy to reunite infants with mothers who were detained in the raid. The film was also used by the National Council of La Raza for a congressional committee exploring the impact of immigration raids on children and communities.