Wednesday, April 21st, 7:30pm
Media Matters Presents:
An Immigrant Heritage Week Screening
By-Standing: The Beginning of an American Lifetime
Dir. Karen Lin, 2007, 5 min.
Kelly Tsai speaks truth to power as she raises her voice against war and complacency.
Dir. Wes Kim, 2003, 6 min.
Vision Test is a satire highlighting issues of race, gender and stereotypes based on a study of racial bias conducted by The Committee of 100.
Dir. Richard Levien, 2009, 12 min.
Moises, a ten-year-old student, struggles to communicate in his new school with limited access to his native language.
15 min. discussion on "American Identity"
Exiled in America
Dir. Angela Torres Camarena, 2009, 9 min.
Five siblings struggle to support their American livelihoods after their mother is deported to Mexico.
The Sixth Section
Dir. Alex Rivera, 2004, 8 min.
During the cold winters of upstate New York, a group of immigrants work together to give back to their hometown of Boqueron, Mexico.
Slip of the Tongue
Dir. Karen Lum, 2006, 4 min.
"What's your ethnic makeup? A young man makes a pass at a beautiful stranger and gets an eye-opening schooling on race and gender.
10 min. Action Break on "Immigration Reform"
10 min. Intermission
A Nomad’s Life
Dirs. Lynn True and Nelson Walker, 2008, 9 min.
A young Tibetan family questions whether their nomadic traditions can survive against the challenges of a rapidly modernizing world.
African Underground: Hip Hop in Senegal
Dirs. Magee McIlvaine, Ben Herson, and Chris Moore, 2008, 6 min.
Step into the African Underground and listen as a new voice inspired by religion, politics, Hip Hop and Senagalese culture.
Why Do White People Have Black Spots?
Dir. Anya Kandel, 2009, 6 min.
Youth in Ghana pose questions to people outside of their borders and spark an ongoing dialogue through film.
The Next Wave
Dirs. Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger, 2009, 8 min.
The Carteret islanders struggle to relocate as some of the world's first climate change refugees.
20 min. Discussion on "Social Media and It's Impact"