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Media Studies Alum and Faculty premiere The Chicago Mixtape at NY Indie Film Festival

Paola Piers-Torres is an alumni of the MA Media Studies program at The New School. She recently completed her thesis documentary, The Chicago Mixtape, which was produced with Media Studies Faculty Vinay Chowdhry. The Chicago Mixtape is a portraiture of arts programs, that create safe spaces for young people to express their voices through words and rhymes. They have contributed a generation of artists, including Chance the Rapper.

The Chicago Mixtape is premiering at The New York Independent Film Festival on May 4th at 5:15pm. For ticket information please visit the following website –

The Chicago Mixtape has also been nominated for Best Documentary at the Philadelphia Independent Film Awards and is has been selected to be screen at the The Chicago Caribbean Film Festival.

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