Watch: “Immigrant Women and Families” & Host Facebook Watch Party

April 14, 2020

Immigrant women negotiating the way forward for their families and communities

Our weekly online New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) themed screenings allow you to watch a selection of the NIRV films with your home-bound and online family and friends.

This week’s theme is Immigrant Women and Families: Immigrant women play a dominant role in the health and betterment of families and communities as demonstrated by these stories about women politicians and community activists negotiating the way forward between new and old cultures and generations.

Included are discussion questions and additional resources to deepen your understanding of this week’s theme and immigration issues.

Create your own Facebook Watch Party. Go to your Facebook page, go to Create Post and select “Watch Party” from the three-dot pull-down of post activities. Cut and paste the following numbers, one at a time, to the bar at the top of the Add Videos dialogue window and click on “Add to Queue”: 686543602110292; 229709691600942; 342770766681667.  Invite friends and start your Watch Party.

Tell us about your experience in the comments section.

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About NIRV
New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) 
is a collection of documentary films by and about new immigrants in the United States. Their stories provide a unique insider perspective on the integration challenges faced by immigrants and the contributions they make to the United States. More

Produced by Community Supported Film 
Community Supported Film amplifies local voices in under or misrepresented communities so that they can communicate their lived-realities through documentary filmmaking. The films produced, whether from AfghanistanHaiti or the US, are used to inform and impact public opinion and policy.

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Buy the films and ask your library to buy the films: A great way to support CSFilm is to ask your town or institution’s library to purchase the films.

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