Downtown Springfield Association
Witness At Tornillo — at Moxie Cinema

Witness At Tornillo — at Moxie Cinema

December, 15 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

305 S Campbell Ave Springfield, Missouri 65806


Second screening of the newest documentary film by Carbon Trace Productions: One man from Brooklyn sits alone in the West Texas desert, feeling morally compelled to witness the horrors of family separation and child detention on the southern border. His goal is to shut down an American internment camp and free 2,800 migrant teenagers. Witness at Tornillo follows 66-year-old Josh Rubin from Brooklyn, an activist who has become a fixture of the #FamiliesBelongTogether protests. He helped draw national attention to the Tornillo facility, moving on from there to a similar youth detention facility in Homestead, Florida. Rubin defines witnessing — the “radical act of seeing” — as a key form of protest. He has been covered by news outlets including the Washington Post, the New York Times, and HBO’s VICE News. He is still working to shut down these facilities.