Tre Maison Dasan is an award-winning feature length documentary - a portrait of three boys growing up in Rhode Island, each with a parent in prison.
Join us at the Columbus Theatre for a special screening of TRE MAISON DASAN and a panel discussion about immigration in our state of Rhode Island. --Maison's dad, Manny, is due to be released this month (June), but the overwhelming excitement of having his dad finally home, to start their new life together, has been shattered in the realization that his dad won't be coming home after all - he'll be even further away, and in fact after all this time, Maison won't be able to see him at all...Upon his release, Manny is going to be immediately transferred to ICE Custody at the Bristol County House of Correction and from there, deported to the United Kingdom. Deported to the UK, Manny will arrive with nothing - nowhere to live, nowhere to stay, no money, no job, no transportation, no support, no immediate family. Far away from home in a country he is ultimately unfamiliar with. Far away from his son, who will be starting high school and missing him more than he ever has before.We have created a GoFundMe page to ensure that Manny has enough to start his new life with. He will need a place to stay and food to eat while he looks for a job. He will need transportation to get to job interviews and support service appointments. He will need insulin and medical care to manage his Type 1 Autoimmune Diabetes. We would like to be able to support Manny for 5 months, to give him time to find an apartment, a job, and stability.Also included in this fundraiser is a flight and travel expenses for Maison to go visit his dad - to finally be able to get to know each other outside of the prison walls. To be able to eat ice cream, to sit in the sun (or the rain! England can be rainy...), to go to the movies and play football (soccer) - to catch up on missed time, and enjoy being father and son.If you would like to donate in advance of the screening, you can visit the GoFundMe Page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-manny-and-his-son-through-his-deportation