Sojourners Visitation Program with Detained Immigrants and Asylum Seekers Presents the Film: The Visitor

This presentation will include special guest panel speakers including: Director Tom McCarthy, Representatives from the ACLU, Human Rights First and Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, and a former detainee from the Elizabeth Detention Center, Elizabeth, NJ.

When: Weds, December 10th, 2008-Human Rights Day, 6:00-9:00 pm (International House-500 Riverside Dr., between 122nd and 123rd St.)

*The event is free, but donations at the door are greatly appreciated. There will be an RSVP wine and cheese reception for $20 with the director and panelists after the event, from 9-10pm. Please RSVP for the reception only at –

Film Synopsis: In The Visitor, Tom McCarthy's follow-up to his award-winning directorial debut The Station Agent, an American college professor and a young immigrant couple grapple with the treatment of immigrants and the legal process post-9/11.

Presented in partnership with National Immigrant Justice Center, Detention Watch Network, Participant Media and Active Voice, Human Rights First, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, Breakthrough, New York Immigration Coalition, ACLU, Columbia University SIPA Human Rights Working Group, The International House (NYC) and The Riverside Church