Independent filmmakers are producing works that go beyond popular narratives of immigration and take risks to tell new ones. The films in this series explore the cultural complexity of leaving one place and arriving in another. What is destroyed in the process? How are networks, politics and identities rebuilt and reformed through migration? Held over three nights, Dream City will include feature-length documentaries and short student works.
Dream City: Immigrant Experiences in Film
April 21, 22 and 23 at The New School
RSVP for the April 21st Screening via Eventbrite
Tuesday April 21 from 5:30 – 9:30 PM, Kellen Auditorium, 66 5th Avenue, ground floor, New York, NY 10011
RSVP for the April 22nd Screening via Eventbrite
Wednesday April 22 from 6:30 -9:30 PM, 66 W. 12th Street, New York, NY 10011, Room 407
RSVP for the April 23rd Screening via Eventbrite
Thursday April 23 from 4:00-6:00PM, Kellen Auditorium, 66 5th Ave, ground floor.
Films to be screened include:
A Son’s Sacrifice, directed by Yoni Brook, produced by Musa Syeed (*). At first glance, Imran Uddin, of mixed Bangladeshi-Puerto Rican heritage and the son of an immigrant, is just another 27-year-old New Yorker struggling to take over his family’s business — what’s unique is that his father’s business is a “pick-your-own” slaughterhouse.
Two Americans, directed by former Feet in 2 Worlds reporting fellow Valeria Fernández (*) and Daniel DeVivo, follows the stories of two people at the center of Arizona’s immigration battle: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Katherine Figueroa, a young girl whose parents were arrested in 2009 in one of Arpaio’s immigration raids.
9-Man, directed by Ursula Liang (*), is a fast paced exploration of an isolated and exceptionally athletic Chinese-American sport that’s much more than a pastime. Filmed in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Dream City is supported by the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School and produced in partnership with Urban Sessions, Ruff Cuts, University Student Senate, Engaged Media Lab, and Immigrant Heritage Week NYC.
(*) Will speak after the screening.
Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation.