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“The Chance to Live,” “Santuario” and “I, Destini” Screenings and Discussions

May 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

The Southern Culture Movie Series will present screenings of The Chance to LiveSantuario and I, Destini.

These films are being held in conjunction with the Royster Global Conference on “Borders” with additional support from UNC Global.

Discussion will be facilitated by a panel of experts following the films.

  • The Chance to Live, which explores a day in the life of a Triangle Area family who sought asylum from violence in Colombia, is the first installment of the Triangle Refugee Film Project. [2018, 11 min]
  • Santuario tells the story of Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, who in April 2017 was told without warning that she had 30 days to leave the country or be deported. Instead, she entered sanctuary at St. Barnabas Episcopal in Greensboro, North Carolina. This is film is a story about radical faith, one family’s fight to stay together, and the true meaning of church in today’s immigration climate. [2018, 30 min]
  • Delicately animated in black-and-white, I, Destini is Destini Riley’s affecting account of the impact of the prison-industrial complex on African-American families like her own, and was actually submitted as evidence in her brother’s trial. [2016, 14 min]

The Southern Culture Movie Series, which takes place each summer, is designed to be an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South, and most films are accompanied by commentary from a topical expert. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served.

Parking: Free parking is USUALLY available directly beneath the FedEx building after 5 PM. See here for a parking map, and check the parking reservations calendar before you arrive.


May 30, 2019
5:30 pm


Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fed Ex Global Center
301 Pittsboro Street
chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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