Filmmaker Luis Argueta to discuss the Postville raid

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or

2018-04-04 09:50:06 - General

Luis Argueta
Luis Argueta

Guatemalan film director and producer Luis Argueta will discuss his documentary focusing on the Postville immigration raid in an upcoming event at Coe College. The presentation will be held on Monday, April 16, beginning at 2 p.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall. It is open to the public at no charge.

In 2010, Argueta produced and directed the documentary film, "abUSed: The Postville Raid" about the May 12, 2008 U.S. Immigration raid of a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa. The action resulted in nearly 400 arrests of immigrant workers.

The documentary presents an epic story of survival, hope and humble aspirations of triumph, defeat and rebirth. The face of immigration is revealed through the gripping personal stories of the individuals, the families and the town that survived the most brutal, most expensive and largest immigration raid in U.S. history.

The event is sponsored by the Julie Ritter Streib Fund and the Coe Spanish program. For more information on the program, call 319-399-8605.