Invitation to “Ya Me Voy”, Screening by Indocumentales, March 25th 6:30 PM NYU KJCC
Ya Me Voy (I’m Leaving Now) a feature-length documentary paints a portrait of Felipe, who after living and laboring for 16 years in Brooklyn–working three low-paying jobs to send his earnings to his family in Mexico–finally decides to return to his wife and the children. Yet, when he informs his family of his homecoming, he discovers that they’ve squandered the money, are deeply in debt and don’t want him to return. Shot over two years in the heart of Brooklyn’s immigrant community, Ya Me Voy (I’m Leaving Now) is a searingly intimate portrait of one undocumented worker on the margins of a world of endless work and a faraway home.
Indocumentales is a unique partnership designed to explore the multiplicity of Latin American migrant experiences in the United States through compassionate representation and critical dialogue. Co-presented by Cinema Tropical, NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and World Council of Peoples for the United Nations / What Moves You? Indocumentales brings together a diverse audience hailing from activism, media, film, and academia.
The screening of Ya Me Voy (I’m Leaving Now) (2018) to be held on Monday, March 25th 6:30 pm at NYU’s King Juan Carlos Center.