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Documentary chronicles immigration of Mexican Children

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.—An award-winning documentary that chronicles the journeys of Mexican children who are trying to migrate to the United States will be shown Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Hodson Auditorium In Rosenstock Hall at Hood College.

Guest speakers will share their personal experiences following the screening.

"Which Way Home" shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with courage and resourcefulness. The film follows a number of unaccompanied child migrants as they travel through Mexico en route to the United States aboard a freight train.

The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the best feature documentary category, and is the winner of a 2010 Emmy Award for outstanding informational programming and a 2010 Imagen Award for best documentary on television.

Hood’s department of foreign languages and literatures and the office of multicultural affairs and international student programs, are sponsoring the event.

For more information, contact Kiran Chadda, director of multicultural affairs and international student programs, at (301) 696-3799.