UNDOCUMENTED - Filmmaker Patricia Shih and subject Harold Fernandez in person!



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1Sun, Nov 13, 2016 6:00 PM SOLD OUT!
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1Sun, Nov 13, 2016 8:15 PM Event Date Passed


World Premiere

Filmmakers Patricia Shih and Greg Blank, and subject Harold Fernandez in person for a Q&A
Sunday, November 13th at 8:15pm
$11 Members Admission | $17 Members Premium Admission (Includes Reception)
$16 General Admission | $22 Premium Admission (Includes Reception)

This is the world premiere of the inspirational and compelling story of one man who came to this country as a 13 year-old undocumented immigrant. Along with his 11 year-old brother, Harold Fernandez fled Medellin, Colombia -- then considered the drug and murder capital of the world -- to join their parents who had emigrated years before. The boys traveled with adult strangers in a small boat through the treacherous Bermuda Triangle during hurricane season. Their family endured years of separation, with the parents working long hours and days for meager wages to save enough to bring their sons here. This family risked all to reach the land of their dreams.

Through hard work and perseverance, Harold struggled to learn a new language and catch up with his classmates. Triumphing through unfailing love and the indomitable courage of the human spirit, he was accepted to Princeton. But one fateful day his undocumented status was revealed there and he risked losing everything for himself and his entire family. What happened next is nothing short of inspiring. Ultimately he graduated from Harvard Medical School and is now at the top of his profession as a cardiac surgeon on Long Island.  This is the quintessential tale of the American Dream, and puts a human face on the bitter debate about immigration.

Premium Ticket Holders are invited to a red-carpet catered reception with wine and authentic Colombian cuisine from El Paisita. A meet-and-greet with the principals of the documentary, and sales and signing of the DVD and book upon which the film is based will also be offered at the reception.

Filmmaker Patricia Shih and subject Harold Fernandez