The U Turn Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Luis Argueta

The U Turn, the third documentary in Luis Argueta’s immigration trilogy, narrates the transformational journey of immigrant workers who broke their silence about abuses endured at the Agriprocessors Inc. meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa. The film showcases the U visa, which permits victims of certain crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse while in the United States to enter or remain when they might not otherwise be able to do so.

Luis Argueta is a Guatemalan-American film director and producer. His 1994 film, The Silence of Neto, a coming-of-age film set in Cold War-era Guatemala, was the first Guatemalan film to be internationally recognized. Since then, Argueta has produced a trilogy of documentaries (AbUSed: The Postville Raid [2010], Abrazos [2014], and The U Turn [2016]) that present the human face of immigration and aim to contribute to the national and international conversation on one of the most important topics of our time.


Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS), Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Department of Sociology’s Criminology Program, and the University Library.



Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

Film Screenings and Discussions:

12:30-2:10 p.m. (Open only to Hofstra students)

4:30-6 p.m. (Free and open to the public.)

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library



This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.


Monday, March 25, 2019





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