Oct. 6, 2011
Luis Argueta, a Guatemalan filmmaker, will present his documentary “abUSed: The Postville Raid” at Morningside College at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in the UPS Auditorium in the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.
Argueta’s film covers the May 12, 2008, immigration raid on a meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa. Almost 400 undocumented workers were arrested and eventually deported due to the raid. The film documents the raid and deportation of the workers and its effect on the community.
Argueta will speak about “abUSed: The Postville Raid” before the film is shown and will hold a question and answer session afterwards.
Argueta, born and raised in Guatemala, moved to the United States in 1977. Argueta graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in romance languages. He has directed and produced multiple films in his career. His film “The Silence of Neto” has received numerous awards, including an Academy Award nomination.