Free Screening of "The State of Arizona" in North Little Rock on Nov. 5

Oct 22, 2013

UALR Public Radio, The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of The State of Arizona as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be held in the library room 126.


Still from "The State of Arizona"

The State of Arizona captures the explosive emotions and complex realities underlying Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with immigration in the year after the state’s passage of SB1070, its controversial “papers please” law. The stated intent of the law is to make life so miserable for illegal immigrants that they will choose to self-deport, earning it a reputation as a common sense law-enforcement tool among supporters and as a legalized form of racial profiling among detractors. Telling the stories of Arizonans on all sides of this divisive issue, this vérité documentary depicts a state and its people testing the edges of the nation’s democratic values.


The screening will be held in room 126 of William F. Laman Public Library, 2801 Orange Street, North Little Rock. A community discussion led by panelists, including State Senator Joyce Elliott and Sara Mullally, co-founder of El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center, will follow the screening. Additional information is available by calling AETN at 800-662-2386 or visiting


Go to this web page to view  the trailer: