Fruits of War Screening and Panel Discussion (Davis)

November 19, 2009

UC Davis School of Law, Rm. 2021 at 5:00pm

The film "Fruits of War" takes an uncompromising look at the lives of four reformed gang members -- Bullet, Rebel, Weazel, and Duke, all of whom escaped to the United States as child refugees from El Salvador's civil war, and the role that U.S. immigration, incarceration, and anti-gang policies have played in their journeys towards helping young people deal with the violent realities of life in the U.S. and their native countries.

The UC Davis School of Law chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is proud to present this film and a panel discussion in support of Alex Sanchez, an internationally-renowned gang prevention/intervention peacemaker, whose vital community service is depicted in the film. Alex's recent arrest and indictment provide another chapter to this already tragic tale, one that fits all too well with the U.S. government's long history of missteps and draconian policies, which have typically done more to create problems than solve them.

Our distinguished panelists, Josiah Hooper, the film's director, Raha Jorjani, staff attorney at the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic, and Angie Junck, staff attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, all have unique perspectives on these issues and will share their thoughts in a discussion after the screening.