MOCAFILMS Golden Venture

Wed, Oct 11, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Tickets: $12/Adult; $8/Student & Senior; FREE for MOCA Members

 

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Please join MOCA for a screening of Golden Venture, the film that explores the ongoing struggles of the Chinese migrants whose artwork is featured in FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures.

 

This 2006 documentary follows the Golden Venture passengers from Queens to York County Jail in Pennsylvania, where many were imprisoned for years while activists and lawyers fought for their release against a public opinion increasingly hostile to foreign immigration. An examination of how political pressures, media scrutiny, and reactionary policies can warp human lives, Golden Venture is a timely meditation on the state of the U.S. immigration detention system. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Peter Cohn.

 

About the filmmaker
Peter Cohn is a New York based filmmaker. His most recent film is Holy Land, a documentary about a group of remarkable heroes, Palestinians and Israelis pursuing conflicting visions of justice in the West Bank. He is currently developing Crony Nation, an investigative documentary on how the hijacking of capitalism spawned the Trump populist nightmare.


This program is held in conjunction with FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures.