It’s Day 1 of Community Supported Film’s 10 day New Immigrant and Refugee Visions film festival. New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (aka NIRV, hence the 10 days of NIRVmas) is a bounty of stories about the current immigrant experience in the United States.
In these divisive times these stories have proven to transform minds and motivate action.
We want these films to influence the national immigration debate – from town halls to the Halls of Congress, in communities both welcoming and resistant to new immigrants.
Today’s excerpt is from Katsy Rivera Kientz, who emigrated from Puerto Rico in 2016 — and yes, yes, we know, Puerto Ricans are US Citizens but that’s often not how they feel. I think Katsy’s film Rhythms of Respect helps explain…