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The New Jersey Film Festival will present two Free Screenings at Rutgers University this weekend!

The New Jersey Film Festival will present two Free Screenings at Rutgers University this weekend!


The New Jersey Film Festival will present two Free Screenings at Rutgers University this weekend!

Documenting Latino Lives – Lillian Jaquez, Melanie Plasencia, Gissella RamirezValle, Daisy Garden, Brayan Zambrano, Megan Maldonado, Jess Rosney, Aisha Van Pratt, and Heather Aivaliotis Documenting Latino Lives explores the experiences of first- and second-generation Latinos and Latin American immigrants making their way in America. Over the course of one semester, nine Rutgers University students learned how to use the medium of video to reflect on issues that affect the lives of Latinos in the United States.  Their 10-minute documentary films, on themes including a Puerto Rican grandmother’s adventures with new media; a Dominican family’s struggle to achieve the American Dream; growing up Muslim and Latino; and the negotiation of gender identities among transgender college youth, will be screened tonight. In Spanish and English, subtitled. 120 min. With a panel discussion led by Professor Ulla Berg, Rutgers University and in-person appearances by the directors!

Friday-March 1, 2013
7PM
Voorhees Hall #105, Rutgers University,
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey
FREE

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Saturday, March 2-
Voorhees Hall #105-7PM FREE
Amreeka – Cherien Dabis
Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small-town Illinois.  In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up both falafel as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle. Told with heartfelt humor by writer-director Cherien Dabis in her feature film debut, Amreeka is a story about the bittersweet search for a place to call home, as mother and son are caught between their heritage and the new world in which they find themselves. In Arabic and English subtitled. 2009; 96 min. Co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Center For Middle Eastern Studies!

Saturday-March 2, 2013
7PM
Voorhees Hall #105, Rutgers University,
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey
FREE


More info is available at
www.njfilmfest.com or 848-932-8482!

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