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OUR STORYTELLING POWER

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Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.

This short film program is curated from arts organizations that  encourage community-centered filmmaking that begins with the community members as the lead creatives. Working with peers from the Color Congress cohort and beyond, this documentary lineup will feature Asian, Black and Latine communities from New York, Philadelphia, Rio Grande Valley, and San Diego, and will embody a multicultural solidarity that amplifies the combined storytelling power that can impact all of our lives.

In this program


LA NUEVA FLOR

Directed by Emmanuel Enriquez

Building upon their foundational roots, a family discusses their past, present, and future familial blooms.

STAYING PUT: STORIES OF CHINATOWN’S RESISTANCE

Listen as voices from the 1960s to present day chronicle Philadelphia Chinatown’s history of community and resistance to external forces of development, gentrification, and erasure.

THE BOTANICAL GARDENS: AN URBAN OASIS

Directed by Glenda Vallejo

This documentary explores the role of the McAllen Nature Center (formerly known as The Botanical Gardens) as an urban oasis in the Rio Grande Valley community of South Texas.

THE GRASS ISN’T ALWAYS GREENER: MIGRANTS IN THE WORKPLACE

Directed by Arianny Gallardo, Daniel Sanchez Diaz, Edickson Espinosa, Franchesca Thomas, Francis Genao, Giosmar Garcia, Hajjasow Cisse, John Michel, Jose Paucar, Mathias Flores Uchuypoma, Mously Thiam, Nyla Collado, Quesly Gonzalez, Sajidur Rahman, Talyah Golding

Made by young people, The Grass Isn’t Always Greener: Migrants in the Workplace, explores the dangers of workplace exploitation among immigrant communities.