Thursday, October 20, 2011
In 2008, Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero was murdered in Patchogue, New York. Marcelo’s death was the tragic culmination of a wave of anti-immigrant violence in the community. Light in the Darkness chronicles the journey of Marcelo’s family and community members as they react to their loss, the crime and the root causes of violence. The latest in the Not in Our Town series, the film carries on the tradition of documenting how communities organize and act together to prevent and repair the problems of hate crime to create an environment of safety and respect.
This film will be shown at the American University Katzen Arts Center with discussion to follow in the Abramson Family Recital Hall. For directions and parking, click here. This film is free and open to the public. Come early as seating is limited.