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Immigration Issues in Documentaries: A Twitter Chat with Theo Rigby, Director of ‘Sin País’

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Theo Rigby, the filmmaker behind the Student Academy Award-winning Sin País, will be on the #docchat Twitter chat next Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 8 PM Eastern (5 PM Pacific), taking your questions about presenting immigration issues in documentaries.

Ask Theo a question by posting to Twitter with the hashtag #docchat.

Here is an overview of the #docchat event:

Immigration Issues in Documentaries

Theo Rigby

When: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 8-9 PM Eastern. If you can’t make it, you can send in your questions ahead of time using the hashtag #docchat or in a comment below.

Who: Theo Rigby, director of Sin País, will be our guest, tweeting from @theofilms. Adnaan Wasey of POV (@adnaanwasey) will be moderating from @povdocs.

How: To submit a question, send a tweet with the hashtag #docchat from an active Twitter account or leave a comment below if you don’t have an account. To follow the conversation, search the hashtag #docchat on Twitter or follow along at You can also bookmark this post and return on Wednesday, August 22, for a recap.

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POV Staff
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  • Johanna Salazar

    Great platform. “9 Digits” will be there supporting!  #9digits

  • LEGAL1

    Liberals are weakening our Country, by making these kinds of films!  When a film-maker tries to tug at our heartstrings over a specific family’s immigration ordeal, which started out as an “illegal immigration”, it just sickens me!  Immigrate “legally”, and I don’t have a problem with it!  Why should I feel guilty about deporting people who shouldn’t be here in the first place?  If you have to sneek across the border, and enter a Country illegally, you HAVE to expect deportation!  “Sin Pais” is one such film!!!  I’m glad that the parents were sent back to Guatemala, even as their families were boo-hooing at the airport!  They got what they deserved for trying to game the system!!!  If anyone’s responsible for that family’s crisis, it’s the PARENTS!!!