Join us on World Refugee Day for film screening and dialogue about immigrants and refugees with filmmakers Rafael DeLeon, Qin Li, Katsyris Rivera Kientz and Abdirahman Abdi.
“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.
“Rhythms of Respect” by Katsyris Rivera Kientz of Puerto Rico. Jorge Arce, a Puerto Rican dancer, musician, educator, and political activist, engages people of all ages through dance and music to celebrate shared heritage and to transform communities.
“Worlds Apart at Home” by Abdirahman Abdi of Somalia. The Fiin family escaped the conflict of Somalia as refugees to the United States. Now they navigate a conflict between parents and teenagers – one trying to fit in to their adopted inner-city American culture and the other trying to hold on to their Somali traditions.
Free and open to the public.