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IRIS Virtual Movie Club: New Immigrants and Refugee Visions

May 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join IRIS and area studies outreach  for an on-line discussion of a series of ten, short (approximately 10 minutes/each) documentaries called “New Immigrant and Refugee Visions.” According to films’ web site, “The stories produced provide a unique insider perspective on the integration challenges faced by immigrants and the contributions they make to our culture, economy and social fabric.” The films focus on the following topics:

  • a young Rohingya man
  • a Somali family
  •  a group of Haitians helping each other
  • a Ugandan nursing assistant
  • an Indian woman politician
  • a Dominican mother and daughter
  •  an Ethiopian minister
  • a Puerto Rican activist
  • a Bhutanese Christian
  • a Haitian choreographer

The on-line film discussion will take place using Webex on Monday, May 18, at 4:00 CST. If you are a Wisconsin teacher interested in taking part in this event, please e-mail your RSVP to outreach@iris.wisc.edu by the close of business Wednesday, May 13th. Once the RSVP is received , you will be sent a link to the movies, which you will watch on your own time at home prior to our virtual meeting. There is no charge to participants to watch the movies.


May 18, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm