Your Donation to Skylight Doubled Thru Dec. 31st!
Help raise funds for BORDERLAND, highlighting stories of creative defiance
Immigration has exploded as it drives the national debate about who we are as a nation. News coverage and analysis of the Trump administration’s so called “zero tolerance” policies has focused on the shocking numbers of children separated from parents and family members, the heartbreak of children who have died in U.S. custody, increased restrictions for those seeking asylum, and the limiting of social services available to legal immigrants as a means of deterring future immigration. Meanwhile, the president's constant threats to close the southern border and cut off aid to Central American countries have only sharpened the crisis especially in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as more and more people flee their countries in order to survive.
But what about resistance? What about the individual Americans and communities who live by the moral imperative of treating migrants and refugees with compassion and acting on their convictions, finding creative ways to defy the U.S. government’s official and inhumane policies that violate human rights?
Our new feature film Borderland is a powerful set of stories of “righteous persons” who are standing up to the inhumane immigration policies of the Trump administration. The people at the heart of Borderland have rejected fear and hate. They have chosen empathy. And many are forging a new social movement through their acts of creative defiance.
History will not wait for us to tell these stories.
That’s why we are asking you to support the production of Borderland. And we’re excited to announce that every donation you make between now and December 31st will be matched, dollar for dollar! This means your donation will go twice as far.
We have been busy traveling along the U.S.- Mexico border for the last year–from San Diego and Tucson, El Paso to McAllen, and beyond–documenting humanitarians, lawyers, activists, movement builders, whistleblowers, and community members supporting them all.
We are calling on you, our Skylight community, to again choose empathy, and make a donation of any size today. Your generosity will be doubled by this special matching grant through the end of the year.
Help us tell the inspiring stories of people acting with extraordinary courage and creativity to defy the inhumane immigration policies of the Trump administration.
And, if you are able to give at the $250 or higher level, you will be invited to join a special video conference “Studio Session” with Borderland executive producer Paco de Onís, director Pamela Yates and editor Peter Kinoy.
Remember, any amount you give will be matched:
please join us by giving a one-time or monthly recurring tax-deductible donation!
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Banner: David Fournier. "Hugs Not Walls" .
Top image: Samantha Sais. Family members embrace through the border wall.
Middle image: Juan Hernández. Paco de Onís and Pamela Yates, filming for Borderland, Arizona.
Bottom image: Juan Hernández. A young man clings to the border wall.
Thank you for your continued support! It is because of your solidarity that we can tell these stories.
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