SKYLINE VIEW (SKYLINE COLLEGE) -- Ortiz Cerda and Oscar Guerra, director of Resist: Documenting the Undocumented, ended the week of events by presenting the documentary which sought to reframe the Mexican immigrant image created by the mainstream media in the United States.
“In this project, I document the stories of two courageous and bright undocumented Mexican students living in San Francisco in order to shed light on their challenged history, their brave present and the uncertain days to come,” said Guerra in an article on the San Francisco Latino Film Festival website.
Following the screening, Ortiz Cerda took the time to explain where the idea for UndocuWeek came from.
“UndocuWeek stemmed from a combination of two things,” Ortiz Cerda said. “One, during my time at San Francisco State, I helped create their first UndocuWeek with the Undocumented Student Club, IDEAS and the Undocumented Student Task Force.”
Ortiz Cerda said the idea of a week of events regarding undocumented individuals would create awareness and share resources and support with San Francisco State’s undocumented community.