The University of Iowa

"The 800 Mile Wall" Film Screening

March 10th, 2010

The UI Center for Human Rights will host a film screening of the documentary “The 800 Mile Wall” at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Shambaugh Auditorium of the UI Main Library.

“The 800 Mile Wall” is a documentary that highlights the construction of new border walls between the U.S. and Mexico as well as the effect these walls will have on migrants trying to cross into the U.S.  The film deals with the thousands of deaths of Latin American migrants and what many believe to be a failed U.S. border strategy that violates fundamental human rights.  One of filmmaker John Carlos Frey’s goals is to bring awareness of the unsafe conditions immigrants face while crossing into the U.S.

A discussion panel will follow the screening featuring History Professor Omar Valerio-Jimenez, English Professor Claire Fox, and UI law student, Laura Lunn.

The screening is free and open to the public.  For more information about the film, see .

The Center for Human Rights is part of International Programs at the UI.  For more information on this or other events hosted by the UICHR visit or contact Liz Crooks at 319-335-3900 or .