THE GANG CRACKDOWN - Community Connections Co-presented with the Huntington Rapid Response Network


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, Oct 16, 2018 7:30 PM


Community Connections: Using the Power of Film to Lead Intentional Lives
(Part of our Real-to-Reel Documentary Series Sponsored by Stuart and Ginger Polisner)


Co-presented with the Huntington Rapid Response Network
Generously Supported by the Long Island Community Foundation and Humanities New York

Tuesday, October 16th, 7:30 PM
Free with RSVP
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Discussion and reception with film interviewees, Irma Solis, JD, Chapter Director of the Suffolk County Chapter of the NYCLU, Sergio Argueta of STRONG Youth, and STRONG Youth members committed to ending youth and gang violence

Frontline investigates how a slew of gruesome killings on Long Island allegedly by the MS-13 gang led to a sweeping dragnet of immigrant kids- many of whom have been accused of having gang affiliation with little evidence and held in detention without charge for months.

Long Island is home to one of the U.S.'s largest communities of unaccompanied migrant children fleeing violence from Central America. As President Trump declares war on MS-13 and points to the killings on Long Island to justify efforts to ramp up deportations, the film investigates the fraught relationship between immigrant communities and law enforcement, and whether the crackdown is making Long Island safer. (USA, 2018, 53 min., TV-MA, English | Dir. Marcela Gaviria)

Sponsored by the Long Island Community Foundation

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.