EventsNew Immigrant and Refugee Visions in Film Premiere Celebration, Part 2 (Films 6-10)

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New Immigrant and Refugee Visions in Film Premiere Celebration, Part 2 (Films 6-10)

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Central Library in Copley Square

Description

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 2 Films:

  • Borrowing Fire by Kebrewosen Densamo of Ethiopia
  • Worlds Apart at Home by Abdirahman Abdi of Somalia
  • The Bonds that Separate by Wilson Thelimo Louis of Haiti
  • Seeking Settled Ground by Mohammad Arifuzzuman of Bangladesh
  • Rhythms of Respect by Katsyris Rivera-Kientz of Puerto Rico

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.*

Suitable for:
All Ages
Type:
Film
Language:
English, Español, Kreyòl Ayisyen

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