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LA Movie Screening to raise awareness of immigrants contributions. Community organizations and Hollywood join to have a voice.

PressReleasePing - July 25, 2017 -

Los Angeles, CA - Soy Nero is the first movie to shine light on the existence of  green card soldiers, through the story of an illegal immigrant’s struggles to stay in America. Soy Nero (2016) was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International festival.  The Los Angeles premiere of Soy Nero will be shown to an audience of community advocates and celebrity guests on Tuesday August 22 at the Historic Egyptian Theatre to raise awareness of immigrant contributions. 

The screening will benefit Familia Unida a Los Angeles Based nonprofit that serves over 15,000 individuals a year living with a disability.  Services include counseling, case management, community events, and immigration resources including those shared by community organizations invited to attend.  After the showing there will be a Q&A with Director Rafi Pitts and Actors along with Special Guest Awardee.  Tickets are free to the public with donations greatly accepted. The red carpet will begin at 6pm with the movie following at 7pm. 

The film, directed by Rafi Pitts ("Sanam," "The Hunter") and written by Pitts and Razvan Radulescu ("The Death of Mr. Lazarescu” and "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days") chronicles the life of Mexican-American teen Nero (Johnny Ortiz), as he trades life on one border for another as a "green card soldier," in search of American citizenship.

Award Presentation after the movie will recognize  Daniel Torres,  for his contributions to the films spirit and his work with the Deported Veterans Support House. To learn more visit.

Johnny Ortiz - Featured in the film is one of Familia Unida’s celebrity ambassadors who believes that everyone who has a dream to be successful and contribute to their community deserves the right to do it.  “Familia Unida brings hope, bridges resources and mainly provides unconditional love as echoed by Irma Resendez, Founder-Executive Director.  Love is the root of everything at Familia Unida and especially given to the thousands served who call this place their home, and this is why I selected Familia Unida to showcase Soy Nero.”

WHAT: SOY NERO Movie Screening

WHEN: August 22, 2017

WHERE: Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

TIME: Doors Open & Red Carpet 6:00PM

Movie Showtime: 7:00PM

Director & Actors Q&A to follow

TICKETS: FREE on Eventbright (

More About Familia Unida

Familia Unida is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit serving the Spanish-speaking and immigrant communities who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic health conditions. Established in 1998, the organization's many contributions include cost-free counseling, health & wellness events, job training, case management, and immigration services.

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