SUNY Ulster Hosts “New Immigrant and Refugee Visions” Documentary

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SUNY Ulster Hosts “New Immigrant and Refugee Visions” Documentary

Screening and Discussion on September 26

              September 14, 2018 – Stone Ridge, NY  SUNY Ulster will be screening “New Immigrant and Refugee Visions,” a documentary film collection on the integration challenges faced by immigrants, on September 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the SUNY Ulster College Lounge, in Vanderlyn Hall. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the project’s director and founder.

 “New Immigrant and Refugee Visions” is a collection of documentary films made by immigrants that offer an insider perspective on the integration challenges faced by immigrants in the United States. The films include stories about immigrants from around the world. Stories include a Somali family divided generationally about whether to maintain traditions or embrace American culture, Indian immigrants whose daughter is campaigning for a city council position, and a young woman from the Dominican Republic with DACA status who faces potential deportation to a country she has not set foot in since she was four years old.

Hope Windle, COIL Coordinator at SUNY Ulster and a co-host of this event, says, “We’re very excited to welcome these filmmakers and their films to SUNY Ulster this fall. These films do a great job showcasing the experiences of immigrants and refugees, and attendees will find themselves empathizing with the filmmakers and gaining a greater awareness of the world we all share.”

A panel discussion with Michael Sheridan, director and founder of Community Supported Film, the organization which enabled the filmmakers to make their films, will follow the film screening. The discussion may also include filmmakers Kebrewosen ‘Kiki’ Densamo of Ethiopia, Qin Li of China, and Sayed Hashimi of Afghanistan. This event is hosted by SUNY Ulster’s Chief Diversity Officer in conjunction with SGO, COIL, Academic Travel, and the Multicultural Club. This event is free.

For more information, please contact Deborah Kaufman by phone at 845-687-5261 or email at kaufmand@sunyulster.edu.  

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