Ten films by and about immigrants, a celebratory screening

March 22, 2019

New Immigrant and Refugee Visions in Film Premiere Celebration

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Join Community Supported Film (CSFilm) and the New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) filmmakers to celebrate the premier of all ten documentary films by and about immigrants and refugees.

Sunday, March 31, 2:30-4 pm reserve seat
Monday, April 1, 6-7:30 pm  reserve seat

Five different films will be screened & discussed at each event

Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116, Rabb Hall


Each event will feature five different films followed by audience discussion with the filmmakers and film subjects about the issues raised by the films, including:

– The impact of immigrants on economic, social and cultural conditions;
– Similarities and differences between Americans from diverse backgrounds;
– Integration and assimilation enablers and inhibitors;
– Media coverage and public perceptions of immigration and immigrants;
– Immigration policy and practice.

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.

Click on film title to view excerpt

Part 1 – Sunday, March 31, 2:30-4p
She’s an American Child by Rafael DeLeon of the Dominican Republic
Navigating Hope by Sayed Najib Hashimi of Afghanistan
Lift with Your Heart by Braulio Tellez Vilches of Cuba
Campaign for a New American by Qin Li of China
Pulse of a Dream by Mubarak Mwonge Nsamba of Uganda
Part 2  – Monday, April 1, 6-7:30p
Worlds Apart at Home by Abdirahman Abdi of Somalia
The Fixer by Wilson Thelimo Louis of Haiti
Borrowing Fire by Kebrewosen Densamo of Ethiopia
Rhythms of Respect by Katsyris Rivera-Kientz of Puerto Rico
Seeking Settled Ground by Mohammad Arifuzzaman of Bangladesh

View our new NIRV Trailer and watch excerpts of each film

You can help share immigrant stories to increase understanding and motivate action:

Organize a Screening in your Community

Explore our Action Toolkit and Teaching Resources

We need your help to reach as many people as possible with these unique insider immigrant perspectives. Thank you to all the Friends of CSFilm.

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Against the Wall – An Afghan Evacuation Story – Part 1

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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.

CSFilm Benefit Screening – Brattle Theater, Cambridge MA – Oct 18th

CSFilm Benefit Screening – Brattle Theater, Cambridge MA – Oct 18th

A Special Benefit Screening for Community Supported Film’s Fund for Afghan Evacuation and Resettlement:

Far from Afghanistan (2012), dirs. John Gianvito, Soon-Mi Yoo, Jon Jost, Minda Martin, Travis Wilkerson

Monday, October 18, 7PM at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138


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