PROGRAM 003 – THE FRICTION OF FREEDOM
The United States has a history of helping refugees; most migration to the English colonies consisted of people fleeing oppression, and the United States continues to provide refugees with some help today. Yet, throughout its history, the country has also often denied refuge to desperate people fleeing persecution and conflict. We examine the refugee crisis through two parallel stories from the past and present.
CREDITS (in order of appearance)
Todd Miller – Journalist and Author
Arthur B. Shostak – Author, Professor of Sociology and Futurist
Carlos Spector – Immigration Attorney and Activist
USC Shoah Visual History Archive (over 55,000 video testimonies about genocidal events - the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, Genocide in Rwanda, the Nanjing Massacre, the Guatemalan Genocide, the Cambodian Genocide, the ongoing South Sudan Civil War, the Central Africa Republic conflict, and anti-Rohingya Mass Violence, Northern Syria)
Memories of a Dreamer - A firsthand account of the hardship and human rights abuses suffered by political prisoner Félix Mora from Chile's cruel and inhumane dictatorship in 1973 and his eventual escape.