May 12, 2013

Iowa Public TV Premiere and National Broadcast abUSed: The Postville Raid May 12, 2013

"abUSed: The Postville Raid" Theatrical Trailer from Luis Argueta on Vimeo.

May 12, 2013

Source: Bea Gallardo

abUSed: The Postville Raid, the documentary by award-winning director, Luis Argueta, will have its Iowa PBS Premiere and its second national broadcast on America Reframed on May 12, 2013. This broadcast will commemorate the 5th anniversary of the devastating immigration raid on a meatpacking plant in the Heartland of America. America ReFramed airs on the WORLD Channel. This broadcast includes the director's cut version and an exclusive interview with Luis Argueta by Natasha del Toro, and lasts 116 minutes. The broadcast times are:

Sun, May 12, 2013 Sun, May 12, 2013 Sun, May 12, 2013 Mon, May 13, 2013

In IOWA

5:00 AM (IPTV World) 1:00 PM (IPTV World) 7:00 PM (IPTV World)

In THE REST OF THE COUNTRY (EST)

6:00 AM 2:00 PM 8:00 PM

12:00 AM

Please check your local Public TV station for exact times.

FREE STREAMING AVAILABLE

From Friday May 10th. to Tuesday May 14th, Maya Media Corp. in collaboration with New Day Digital, is offering a free pass streaming of the 70 minutes version of abUSed: The Postville Raid. To access this free pass please go to:

http://www.newdaydigital.com/free/?authorization=637DC5DF1C331760D619E4FEA85 67DF8

abUSed: The Postville Raid weaves together the personal stories of those directly affected by the largest, most brutal and expensive Immigration raid in the history of the United States putting a face on the national debate about immigration. However, the story of the Postville raid is not just about immigration, but how the rule of law was neglected, how the Constitution was trampled, how due process was overlooked and how the rights of immigrant workers were cast aside. To see a 2-minute- trailer visit https://vimeo.com/22102237. “With the new bi-partisan discussions on the issue of immigration reform in Washington the film is even more relevant than ever,” said Mr. Argueta.

abUSed: The Postville Raid has received both critical acclaim and broad praise from communities across the country. The film has been screened at over 200 venues, including colleges, law schools, immigration and workers’ conferences, faith-based communities and at the OIM/CMS Conference on Irregular Migration for the UN Permanent Delegates in NYC. It has been an official entry in 16 international film festivals, receiving the Best Documentary Audience Award at CINEMASSÍ Film Festival in Finland (2012).

For additional information please contact Luis Argueta at luisarguetaa@gmail.com or 646.418.3599 or Bea Gallardo at beagallardo@gmail.com or 646.470.7328

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