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Women Directors Series: Sharing Immigrant Experiences Through Film – Small Truths and Refugee Kids – March 1st 7PM

Women Directors Series: Sharing Immigrant Experiences Through Film – Small Truths and Refugee Kids

For the second year, New York Women in Film & Television presents a five-part screening series highlighting stories about immigrant experiences in New York directed by women filmmakers.

Join us for the opening night screening of the 2016 series, followed by a reception.

Date:
Tuesday March 1, 2016
Time: 7 PM
Location: Maspeth Town Hall (5337 72nd St, Flushing, NY 11378)

The screening is FREE! Filmmakers will be available for a Q&A and there will be a reception following the screening.

Small Truths (Directed by Sarah Yuster and Michael McWeeney)

Small Truths portrays an integral facet of immigration via the unique perspectives of young children. Arcing from upbeat and funny to moments startling and sobering, we take an intimate look at lives of NYC schoolchildren in an area that’s predominantly Mexican and Central American. Second graders in a Staten Island public school are filmed as they present written and illustrated pieces based on their experiences.

Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes on the World(Directed by Renee Silverman and Peter Miller)

The film follows the immigrant experience of children who attend at the International Rescue Committee’s New York summer school for children seeking refuge from the world’s most volatile conflicts. In 40 emotional and immersive minutes, viewers come to know and love these newly arrived students who put a human face on a global crisis.

 

 

Click on the link below to register online and reserve your seat:
   http://nywift.org/article.aspx?id=5919

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