‘Abrazos’ film showing


CLINTON — The Fran­ciscan Peace Cen­ter’s ongoing Social Justice Film Fest continues May 21 with “Abrazos.” The film tells the story of the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children who travel 3,000 miles, from Minnesota to Guatemala, to meet their grandparents for the first time. The film explores how physical distance separations in families challenge self identity, family identity and cultural identity. This film also invites a conversation about child migration across borders in the context of human rights, the right to seek asylum, the right to refugee status, the right to migrate and to not migrate, and the importance of family unit. The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. at The Canticle, home of the Sisters of St. Francis. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (563) 242-7611 or visit www.clintonfranciscans.

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