Film Event and Panel Discussion: Which Way Home

Thursday, November 15
7:15 p.m.
Hoyt Auditorium
University of Rochester's River Campus

As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States.

The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “The Beast.” Director Rebecca Cammisa (Sister Helen) tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota, and Jose, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and focuses on Kevin, a canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow. They are the ones you never hear about – the invisible ones.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free. The film is closed captioned and a sign language interpreter will be provided for the panel discussion. Panelists include Dr. John Ghertner, Luis Torres, and Arturo Kiyama. For more information, contact the Warner School Academic Support Office at

Second in a year-long film series, “The Immigrant and Refugee Experience,” supported by Project CELLS: Western New York Collaboration for English Language Learner Success, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Save the date for future films in the series: February 7, 9500 Liberty; and March 28, Childhood in Translation.

Tags: immigrant students, immigrant/refugee students