The WSRC World Cultures Study group will host a screening of New Immigrant and Refugee Visions films at the WSRC March 28 at 12:30, followed by a discussion with Michael Sheridan, founder and director of Community Supported Film. The screening is open to the public.
New Immigrant and Refugee Visions. Excerpts from the soon-to-be-released DVD will be screened at the WSRC (Women’s Studies Research Center, Epstein Building, 415 South Street) at 12:30 on Wednesday, March 28 in the Liberman-Miller lecture hall. Michael Sheridan, founder and director of Community Supported Film, will be present. The goal of the event is to inspire conversation and action among diverse audiences about the immigrant experience in America and the mainstream media’s approach to immigrant issues.
The films include stories about a Somali family struggling with inter-generational tensions around adapting to American culture; the experience of Indian immigrants whose daughter is campaigning to be elected as the first woman of color on the city council of Revere, Massachusetts; and an undocumented woman from the Dominican Republic, who faces deportation (if DACA legislation is not renewed) to a country she has not set foot in since she was four years old.