‘389 Miles’ screening Oct. 13

West Campus Student Life will screen the border life documentary “389 Miles” on Oct. 13 as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The screening will take place at 6 p.m. in the Proscenium Theater at West Campus Center for Fine Arts.

“We chose to screen ‘389 Miles’ because we feel it touches topics that affect a lot of the Hispanic population,” West Campus Student Government President Sugey Lopez said. “Immigration law particularly.”

The filmmaker, Luis Carlos Davis, is a native of the Nogales area. He was inspired to create the film after realizing the unique perspective he had growing up along the border.

The film documents Davis as he hikes, drives and walks along the border area. He interviews lifelong residents, Border Patrol agents, Minutemen and, in one instance, a human smuggler.

The smuggler’s insistence on anonymity led to Davis packing a Mexican wrestling mask to ensure the interview could take place.

-By David Mendez

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