New Film Depicts Atrocity of US Child Detention

Port Charlotte, FL –The premiere of “Witness at Tornillo,” a 62-minute documentary by Carbon Trace Productions about one man’s unlikely quest in 2018 to force the shutdown of the infamous Tornillo, Texas detention center, will be Thursday, December 05, 2019, 7:30 pm, Regal Town Center Stadium 16, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Unit 701, Port Charlotte, Florida, 33948

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Featuring 66-year-old businessman-turned-activist Brooklynite Joshua Rubin, the film is a closeup of the act of individual protest by “witnessing” history in the making. A Q&A and a brief discussion of how citizens can mobilize against the incarceration of migrants will follow the screening.

Tornillo closed in late 2018 as a prison for refugee children; it is still an ICE processing facility. Rubin next went to witness, what he calls the “radical act of seeing,” at the detention facility in Homestead, Florida. The children at Homestead have been released but our government is keeping it “warm” for future residents, at great taxpayer expense.

Members of local advocacy groups, including Indivisible Action SWFL, have camped out at Homestead to “witness” the activities at the facility.


Joshua Rubin, activist:
Andy Cline, Carbon Trace:,
Vielka Wambold, Charlotte County activist:,


 Indivisible Action Southwest Florida is a local, independent, nonpartisan group committed to protecting democracy by promoting an agenda that embraces the value of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness.Image Credits: Carbon Trace Productions