Brightness of Noon: The Intersect of Faith, Immigration and Refugees is a two-part documentary that illuminates the risks people of faith are willing to take to protect the human rights of those fleeing violence, and the struggles and triumphs of undocumented immigrants and refugees as they resettle in the United States. Part one, which focuses on undocumented immigrants, will be shown at 4 p.m. in the Fireside Room at First Lutheran Church, on Sunday April 8, 2018. The 60-minute film will be followed by a short discussion time with local immigrant advocates, Melissa O’Rourke and Ruth Palmer. A free-will offering will support legal and other assistance for local families.
Actor Bambadjan Bamba (The Good Place, Black Panther), who this past November declared his undocumented immigrant status in the Los Angeles Times, narrates the first part of Brightness of Noon. Bamba, whose family fled political violence in his native Ivory Coast when he was ten, says he committed to this program to show that “I and 800,000 other DACA recipients (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are young people who care, work hard and only want the opportunity to give back to this great nation.”