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    Film on Immigration to be Screened at Duquesne

    A film in an international series on immigration will be screened at Duquesne University, Room 105, College Hall on Friday, April 8.


    Director Esaú Meléndez will attend the 4 p.m. showing of his documentary Immigrant Nation! The Battle for a Dream, which depicts the protests, marches and one woman’s resistance to deportation during the 2006 to 2009 movement in Chicago. Meléndez will lead a panel discussion after the viewing, which is free and open to the public.

    The film is part of this year’s Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival, Faces of Migration, which runs through April 10. This film is sponsored, in part, by groups from Duquesne.

    Earlier this year, Duquesne’s Founders Week celebration focused on issues surrounding immigration.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.