NIRV Screen&Discuss at Lexington Public Library May 9

April 12, 2019

New Immigrant and Refugee Visions in film is coming to
Cary Memorial Library in Lexington
Thursday, May 9, 7-8:30pm
1874 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA  02420 (map)

Join us for film screening and dialogue about immigrants and refugees with filmmakers Rafael DeLeon, Qin Li and Braulio Tellez Vilches as well as film subjects Jean Appolon, Annabelle and Esther.

Featuring:
She’s an American Child” by Rafael DeLeon of the Dominican Republic. A young woman from the Dominican Republic with DACA status faces potential deportation to a country she has not set foot in since she was five years old.

Campaign for a New American” by Qin Li of China. An Indian immigrant’s daughter campaigns to be elected as the first woman of color to the city-council of a town run by immigrants from another era.

Lift with Your Heart” by Braulio Tellez Vilches of Cuba. A Haitian choreographer teaches dance to motivate and heal community members of all ages and backgrounds and engage them in celebrating their own cultural heritage.

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Free and open to the public. 

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