About Sansón & Me: As a Spanish interpreter, filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes met a young man named Sansón, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Sansón and Reyes worked together over a decade, using hundreds of letters as inspiration for recreations of Sansón’s childhood—featuring members of Sansón’s own family. The result is a vibrant portrait of a friendship navigating immigration and the depths of the criminal justice system.
Check-In & Reception …………………6:00 PM — 6:30PM
Light Refreshments will be provided
Film Screening & Discussion ………6:30PM — 8:30PM
With Filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes & Graciela Martinez, Assistant Public Defender, LA County Public Defender’s Office.
Paid parking is available at university lots for $15. Map and additional information will be sent a few days before the event.
This event is co-sponsored by UCLA’s Center for Immigration Law and Policy, the Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, Criminal Justice Program, and the School of Theater, Film, Television.