Tuesday, September 25, 2012

FILM: A Deportation Love Story

   The award-winning film - Tony & Janina's American Wedding is making the rounds with screenings throughout the country.  The documentary film follows a Polish American family through the red tape of the current U.S. immigration system, telling the untold human rights story of post-9/11, that every undocumented immigrant in America faces today. 
   After 18 years in America, Tony and Janina Wasilewski’s family was torn apart when Janina was deported back to Poland, taking their 6 year old son Brian with her. Set against the backdrop of the Chicago political scene, and featuring Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez at the heart of the immigration reform movement, this film follows the family’s 3-year struggle to be reunited, as their Senator Barack Obama rises to the Presidency.