“9500 Liberty” screenings warn Nebraskans about economic, social pitfalls of Arizona copycat law
Student groups at the Kearney, Lincoln, and Omaha campuses of the University of Nebraska will host a free screening of the award-winning documentary 9500 LIBERTY on Thursday, December 2 at 7pm.
The film chronicles the rise and fall of a Virginia county law that briefly required police to check the immigration status of those they had “probable cause’ to suspect were undocumented immigrants.
Eric Byler, co-director of the film, will lead a post-screening webcast discussion after the event, which will include students, faculty, members of the religious community, and members of the law enforcement community.
On Friday night, Byler will teach a workshop for those interested in new media citizen journalism, the original format of 9500 LIBERTY on YouTube. Learn more about the workshop at Thursday night’s screening.
Where & When
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
313 N. 13th Street
University of Nebraska-Omaha
College of Public Affairs & Community Service, Commons Room
6001 Dodge Street
University of Nebraska-Kearney
Communications Center Building, Rms. 101 & 241
1910 University Drive
All Screenings: Thursday, December 2 at 7pm.
The film screenings are sponsored by Liberty Nebraska, Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, the UNK Political Science Department, the UNL Progressive Student Coalition, the Mexican American Student Association, the Nebraska Wesleyan Progressive Student Coalition, Nebraskans for Peace, Nebraskans for Peace-UNL, Nebraskans for Peace-NWU, and Nebraska Appleseed.
Byler and his co-director Annabel Park are also the founders of the non-partisan grassroots movement, Coffee Party USA. He is an Independent Spirit Award nominee for his first feature film, Charlotte Sometimes, and has won 16 film festival awards.