Community Media Day is on October 20, followed by Free Speech Week from October 22-26. To celebrate both, the Belmont Media Center will be hosting an Open Mic on October 20 from 1-5p. They are open to musical performers, poets, mediamakers, artists, politicians and community members with something to say. We’re excited to share that the event will screen a selection of our New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) films. Click here for more information.
On Aug 15th, the day Kabul fell to the Taliban, Basir and his family made their first attempt to get into the airport and onto a plane. It would be nearly a month before they escaped into Pakistan. Over the next weeks they would be beaten at Taliban checkpoints, endure crushing crowds and be threatened and sworn at by soldiers from around the world.