“Take NIRV to the White House and show them these films!”

October 31, 2019

Community Supported Film visited North Shore Community College’s Lynn campus on October 22, 2019 for a screening of films from the New Immigrant and Refugee Visions collection and a discussion with filmmakers and film subjects.

Filmmakers Rafael Deleon (Dominican Republic), Qin Li (China) and Kebrewosen Densamo (Ethiopia) opened the event with a short introduction before screening She’s an American Child, Borrowing Fire, Rhythms of Respect and Campaign for a New American.

Following the screening, CSFilm Founding Director Michael Sheridan and film subject Annabelle joined the three filmmakers on stage for a discussion with an audience of nearly 40, more than half of them high school students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected comments:

  • These films motivate me “to encourage my mom to start taking English classes again.”
  • “It’s important that we take time to learn about each others stories.”
  • These films “humanize the immigrant experience.”
  • The films are each “different and give a [unique] lens into each [immigrant] community.”
  • These films motivate me to “speak out for people who have a problem speaking English.”
  • “I feel like I [now] know how hard immigrants have to work to make their dreams come true.”
  • “It’s time for us immigrants to stop feeling alone because we are all in this together.”
  • “Take this to the White House and show them your films!”

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Many thanks to Amanda Dooling and North Shore Community College for hosting and helping us organize this event.

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