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Documentary Film and Discussion: "Light in the Darkness"


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In recognition of Welcoming Week, Dayton Metro Library presents a free screening of the documentary film “Light in the Darkness” on Monday, September 17, 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Eichelberger Forum. Following the screening, the filmmakers and representatives from ABLE (Advocates for Basic Legal Equality), along with representatives of local police departments, will discuss issues relating to the film.

“Light in the Darkness,” is a one-hour documentary that examines one community’s response after an Ecuadorian immigrant was murdered. Produced by Not In Our Town Films, the documentary traces a two-year period during which the residents of Patchogue, New York, address the underlying causes of the violence, work to heal divisions, and begin taking steps to ensure everyone in their village feels safe and respected.

Among the topics to be discussed in the panel forum following the film are U-Visas, non-immigrant visas that are reserved for victims of crime who assist law enforcement.

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