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The Least of TheseThe documentary The Least of These had its world premiere at SXSW in March. This film is about the Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas, where undocumented immigrant families are detained -- sometimes for months -- before the government decides whether they can enter the country or must be deported. In 2006, when the center opened, many critics thought it looked like a jail and the families have complained that they were treated like prison inmates. Lawyers and activists stepped in to try to make changes, if not close the center outright.

This is a compelling film that I'd really recommend watching. You can read Jenn Brown's drive-by review too. Fortunately, you don't have to wait for the next film festival or wonder when The Least of These will get a distribution deal. SnagFilms, a website where you can view full-length documentaries for free, premiered the film online right after its first screening at SXSW. This means that all you have to do to watch The Least of These is to go to the bottom of this article (after the jump) and click.

If you don't like watching films online, the website for The Least of These hints that the film will play again in Austin at Cine Las Americas at the end of the month. Cine Las Americas hasn't yet published its schedule, but we'll keep you posted.

Upcoming Austin screenings of The Least of These

Free Screening at the Texas Capitol
Friday April 24, 2 pm
Texas Capitol Extension Auditorium (Room E1.004)
Co-sponsored by Rep. Elliott Naishtat, Rep. Rafael Anchia, and the Cine Las Americas Film Festival

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Cine Las Americas Film Festival
Monday April 27, 6 pm
Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)
600 River Street
Q&A after the screening with the directors, Barbara Hines (UT Law School)and Lisa Graybill (ACLU)

Thanks! Is the 4/24

Thanks! Is the 4/24 screening going to have a Q&A or related discussion around it?