Breakthrough

Planning on going to the movies during the Holiday Season? Make sure to check out Breakthrough’s animation, “Don’t Deport Me, Scotty”. Until January 1, 2009, the animation will be screened before every film playing at the Angelika Theatre in NYC and the Laemmle Theatres in California.

In this two and a half minute animation, which has already been viewed by thousands on YouTube, a permanent member of a popular space crew finds his status is in question…In any galaxy, when we deny due process and human rights to some, we put all of our freedoms at risk!

Breakthrough is also holding a special Human Rights Day Screening of "The Visitor" . They partnered with Sojourners, Participant Media and Active Voice, for a screening tonight of the runaway hit, "The Visitor." In the film, an American college professor and a young immigrant couple grapple with treatment of immigrants and the legal process post-9/11. After the screening, you can stay for a panel discussion with reps from the ACLU, Human Rights First and NYU Bellevue Center for Survivors of Torture. Following the panel, there will be a reception at the same location (the screening, panel discussion and the reception will all be held at The International Hotel located at 500 Riverside Drive at 122nd Street). There is a $20 fee for the reception only – the film screening and panel are free. If you want to attend you can RSVP to sojourners@theriversidechurchny.org.