Bisbee '17

Combining documentary and scripted elements, this film follows several members of the close-knit community in Bisbee, Arizona, a former mining town, as they commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Bisbee Deportation, when 1,200 immigrant miners were violently taken from their homes by a deputized force, shipped to the desert on cattle cars and left to die. To be accompanied by the StoryCorps short film 'Mi Abuela Panchita,' a San Antonio bishop believes he is his family's dispenser of spiritual wisdom, until he is reminded by his aging abuelita that there are some things only our elders can truly grasp.

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