Race and Migration Film Festival

Race and Migration Film Festival

Feb 9

Vander Vennet Theatre

Film Festival: Race and Migration

Hosted by:

Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership
Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

We’re thrilled to invite you to join us!

Each Thursday, Feb 9 — March 2, a film representing a different language will be screened that relates to race and migration.

Miriam Lies

Our first film, showing at 7:00 on Feb. 9, is a Spanish movie


Miriam Lies

Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada 2018 | 1h 30m |  

This is the first dramatic feature by the documentary duo, Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada, and centers on a quinceanera celebration, showing how racial prejudices affect a teenage girl's choices.



Our second film, showing at 7:00 on Feb. 16, is an Italian movie


Emanuele Crialese 2011 | 1h 28m |

Director Emanuele Crialese features an elderly Sicilian fisherman who becomes an unwitting criminal after he rescues a young North African refugee and his pregnant mother from drowning, and offers the illegal immigrants shelter in his home.

Our third film, showing at 7:00 on Feb. 23, is a French movie

Finding Cajun

Nathan Rabalais 2018 | 52m |

The origin and evolution of “Cajun” identity is a complex issue— and hotly debated by some. In the documentary film Finding Cajun, filmmaker Nathan Rabalais presents a critical and historically informed perspective.


The last film, showing at 7:00 on March 2, is an Arabic movie


Cherien Dabis 2009 | 1h 36m |

Amreeka is a 2009 independent film written and directed by first-time director Cherien Dabis. It documents the lives of a Palestinian-American family in both the West Bank and post-9/11 suburban Chicago.


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