//Filmmaker to preview documentary-in-the-making addressing diversity, immigration Oct. 22-23

Filmmaker to preview documentary-in-the-making addressing diversity, immigration Oct. 22-23

This is a community announcement from Cornell University Department of Performing & Media Arts and was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit news releases, email tips@ithacavoice.com . ITHACA, N.Y. — They came by the busload, more than 400 asylum seekers, representing approximately 60 families. They were fleeing persecution in the Congo and Angola, their fear propelling them to Central America and then on foot to the Southern Border of the United States. The news is still breaking, the story still developing. Asylum seekers are coming to Maine by the busload putting stress on an already fragile system. The tension is high, and yet the possibilities are unlimited and profound. As this news broke in June of 2019, Emmy award-winning filmmaker and writer Charles Stuart had already been deep in production for several months on a documentary film about the diversity and accomplishment of refugees in Maine. Cornell Professor Bruce Levitt, who serves as a producer on the film, is bringing the filmmaker, along with his featured principal subject, to Cornell to share the issues depicted in the story. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Stuart and Nyamon Nguany Machar (a.k.a. “Moon”) will present previews of “From Away: Immigrants in Maine,” a documentary-in-the-making about diversity, inclusion and equity, at 7:30 p.m. in the Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. Moon, whose story is one of two profiled in the film, will also perform several of her original poems about immigration. Moon’s story is one of resilience, having emigrated […]

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