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New Immigrant and Refugee Visions Film and Community Conversation Series

By: | posted on: May 6, 2020

Date(s) - 05/06/2020
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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The House of the Seven Gables


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New Immigrant and Refugee Visions 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 culture, economy and social fabric of the United States. Join us to see these 10 unique films made by 10 immigrants. Each film will be followed by a community conversation about a variety of topics related to immigration.

Schedule for May 6:

  • Navigating Hope- Mani lived over 17 years in a refugee camp in Nepal, after his family escaped from Buddhist Bhutan where they were being persecuted as Christians.
    • Filmmaker: Sayed Najib Hashimi Sayed worked from 2005-16 as a journalist and translator with the BBC and NATO in Afghanistan and now is Communications Officer at the Embassy of Afghanistan.  He emigrated from Afghanistan in 2016 and now lives in Washington, DC
  • Seeking Settled Ground- From the killing fields of Myanmar (Burma), a young Rohingya man, persecuted as a Muslim, escapes near certain death or imprisonment by walking to Thailand.
    • Filmmaker: Mohammad Arifuzzaman is a musician, software engineer and developing filmmaker, with a background in theater. He arrived from Bangladesh in 2015 and now lives in Quincy MA.
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