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Friday, March 13, 2020

Upcoming Screening of 'The Effects,' a Film Written by a 16-Year-Old Cleveland Metropolitan School District Student, Has Been Postponed

Posted By on Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 1:49 PM

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Update: Due to coronavirus concerns, organizers have decided to postpone an upcoming screening of The Effects, a film about deportation that is written by a 16-year-old Cleveland Metropolitan School District student. "We believe The Effects is a story that must be shared in order to help our families and communities support each other during these difficult times," reads a press release announcing the postponement. "We hope you will stay with us, save your tickets and plan to attend the rescheduled event. If you already purchased your tickets online, we have your name saved in our database. When the new date is identified in April or May, it will be posted on Facebook and will be on the homepage of the website, ArtofMe.org."

Original Post 3/10/2020: Written by 16-year-old Cleveland Metropolitan School District student Rosemary Gramajo Quiñones, the first contest winner for Art of Me's What is Power & Community? story contest, The Effects centers on a Guatamalan teen whose father faces deporation.



Filmed in Cleveland, the movie will appear on Showtime later this year. It'll screen locally before appearing on Showtime, however, and has a special screening at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20, at the Capitol Theatre.

After the screening, a panel discussion of community leaders will answer questions, share insight and talk about what families can do as they face deportation and discrimination.

In addition, Quiñones will present the movie in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, March 24, at the UNIDOS National Changemakers Advocacy Conference.

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