Friends and video community, please join us in Brooklyn on Thursday, September 14th for a night of screenings celebrating family and immigrant stories brought to you by Video Consortium and The New Yorker Documentary. In addition to the screenings and live Q/As, guests will have time to engage with each other and also hear updates from The New Yorker's documentary filmmakers.
NINA & IRENA
Synopsis: On the verge of her 90th birthday, a grandmother reveals to her grandson the painful story of her sister’s disappearance during the Holocaust. In this heartbreaking and heartwarming story, the filmmaker Daniel Lombroso, who has spent a decade covering far-right extremism, turns the camera on his own family as his matter-of-fact grandma explains the realities of war and human nature.
NINA & IRENA won Best Short Film at Mountainfilm in Telluride. It's been selected for nearly two dozen festivals and is currently touring at museums and more before a November release in The New Yorker.
Synopsis: A third of the residents of Newark, NJ were born outside of the United States. For the millions of immigrants who call the tristate area home, the journey begins at Newark Liberty International Airport. To celebrate the opening of a new arrivals terminal, Newark Airport partnered with the Public Art Fund on commissioning permanent artworks that reflect the landscape and history of New Jersey, including a new mural by Newark-based Indigenous Ecuadorian artist Layqa Nuna Yawar.
Call Me Anytime, I'm Not Leaving the House
Synopsis: With thousands of miles and a war between them, two sisters are determined to stay connected to each other.
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