Please join us for a screening of “If You Could Walk in My Shoes,” an official selection of the 2016 Workers Unite! Film Festival about the life of an Ecuadorian immigrant family in NYC. The screening will be followed by commentary from the film director, Ricardo E. Causo.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Graduate Center, CUNY
6-8pm, Room C-202
See the “If You Could Walk on My Shoes”
Trailer and Facebook

Documentary Synopsis from Third World Newsreel:

Ecuadorian Roberto Marquez has been living in New York City for more than a decade, yet he has been unable to adjust his immigration status because there is no path to residency for undocumented immigrants in the United States since 1998. Roberto left Ecuador during the immigration wave of the late 90s when more than 500,000 Ecuadorians left the country due to political and financial instability.

Roberto and his wife, Maria, both work as cobblers in Manhattan, and they share the same dream of buying their own shoe repair shop. Latino filmmaker Ricardo Causo followed them for four years, documenting the life of a new Ecuadorian-American family as they transforms their lives from workers to business owners and become parents of a beautiful baby girl–the first American citizen in the family.

Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies