Join Community Supported Film (CSFilm) and the New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) filmmakers to celebrate the premiere of ten short documentary films by and about immigrants and refugees.
Part 1 Films:
The films include stories of a Rohingya refugee recently arrived in Boston, a Somali family divided generationally; a Haitian healing with dance; an Indian campaigning for Revere city council; a Puerto Rican cultural activist, a Ugandan working in a nursing home
and wondering why, a Christian refugee from Bhutan; an Ethiopian helping addicts; a Haitian helping other Haitians adjust to life in the US; and from the Dominican Republic, a daughter with DACA status.
Screenings will be followed by audience discussion with the filmmakers and film subjects about the issues raised by the films, including:
- Immigrant contributions to our social and economic fabric
- Similarities and differences with all American families
- Integration and assimilation enablers and inhibitors
- Media coverage of immigrant issues
- Immigration policy
Audience members will receive resources for exploring these issues in greater depth and suggestions for how they can use these films to stimulate dialogue in their own communities.
*Registration recommended, but not required.*