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The Door is proud to partner with Optimist on their newest award-winning documentary, Five Years North. This film will be shown on PBS on October 5th at 8/7c and is a coming-of-age story of Luis, an undocumented Guatemalan boy in New York City and his struggles to work, study, and evade Judy — the Cuban-American ICE officer patrolling his neighborhood.

We invite you to screen Five Years North at any time by either watching on PBS’ World Channel on October 5th at 8/7c or using our private screening link (we will send upon RSVP).

Join us for one or both of the following Film Discussion Groups.

  • Thursday, October 7th “Perception of Immigrants” at 5pm on zoom (click here to register)
    – We will reflect on how immigrants are perceived in the United States and discuss immigrant contributions from an “asset-based” lens.
  • Thursday, October 14th “Stressors and Mental Health Challenges” at 5pm on zoom (click here to register)
    – We will discuss the impact of immigration-related mental health challenges on individuals and communities.

Discussions will be moderated by the Social Work team from our Legal Services Department, who have a unique perspective on the city’s immigration system, and Bailey HuguleyLMSW, Director of Partnerships and Special Gifts.

Please feel free to share this invitation – anyone can join. We look forward to connecting with you on this film which takes a personal look into Luis and Judy’s complex lives and how they fit inside our intricate immigration system.