Screens April 7th at Oakland’s City Hall during the1- 3:00 p.m. session. Preceded by short film ” “Ellos”
The Long Ride
The Long Ride is a timely feature-length documentary about the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride which sparked the new Civil Rights Movement for immigrant workers in the United States. Alarmed by increasing workplace abuses, more than 900 immigrants and allies traveled across America to focus public attention on the plight of immigrant workers and call for reform of the broken immigration system. They were inspired by the 1961 Civil Rights Movement Freedom Riders who risked their lives fighting to end segregation. The film chronicles their journey and the on-going fight for immigrant rights to this day.
Valerie Lapin GanleyDirector
Valerie Lapin GanleyWriter
Valerie Lapin Ganley