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From its beginning, CHIRLA set out to ensure that each person in our community, no matter their circumstance, had the best tools to protect their rights. We worked hard to develop the most creative ways to change the conversation about immigrants and put them at the center of that change. So we created a film program.

AboutCHIRLA Films

In its work to achieve a fair society fully inclusive of immigrants, CHIRLA uses short and full-length films as know-your-rights tools that dramatize immigrants’ struggles against an unjust system. These movies allow audiences, especially those not familiar with immigrants, to engage with our strife, our joys, and our fears.

CHIRLA’s Know-Your-Rights video, created in the 1990s, is one of our most effective tools to show thousands of families how to protect themselves when immigration officials come to their homes or workplaces. Its message is current even today.

America, I Too, the fictional short film about three immigrants who meet in detention as they navigate a broken immigration system, expanded our capacity to tell immigrant stories.

CHIRLA's new feature film,  America's Family, tells the story of how, on a fine fall day, a knock on the door brings deportation to the Diaz family, tearing them apart. And yet, each member of the family eventually finds a way through the crisis, discovering unexpected reserves of love and faith along the way.

Your support can help us spread the word about America’s Family. Your donations advance creative tools like these.

THANK YOU for supporting CHIRLA with your gift today!

Contributions to CHIRLA are 100% tax-deductible. CHIRLA is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.

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You can make a donation by check. Please make payable to:

2533 W. 3rd St., Ste. 101
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Please write “America’s Family Movie” in the memo box.

CHIRLA TAX ID #95-4421521

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CHIRLA is a nonprofit organization exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our EIN number is 95-4421521.