This Is Home is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. With only eight months of help from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient, they must forge ahead to rebuild their lives in a new home: Baltimore, Maryland. When the newly imposed travel ban adds further complications, their resilience is put to the test. Through humor and heartbreak, this universal story illuminates what it’s like to start over.
Join us Friday, March 8th at 6:30 PM for the screening of “The Interpreters”, a documentary that sheds light on the life of over 50,000 interpreters who helped protect U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“The Interpreters” follows Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who worked with U.S. forces, and who are now targeted by insurgents as a result. The thanklessness of the job turned out to be worse when the U.S. proved reluctant to help them and their families evacuate and relocate. This is the story of how they are rebuilding their lives, told through the personal experiences of three interpreters.
Watch the film trailer here: https://vimeo.com/270563253
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Andres Caballero (J-school alum ‘11) and Sofian Khan. This event is free and open to the public. There will be pizza! #cjsfridays.
Sponsored by the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards and the Documentary Program.
With deep compassion and an elegant eye, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach is a fly on the wall in the fast-paced world of this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of her Yazidi people in Northern Iraq and escaped slavery at the hands of ISIS. Don’t miss this gorgeous, aching, inspiring film about the newest Nobel Peace Prize winner. Q & A afterwards with filmmaker Alexandria Bombach.
Join us for a screening and Q&A with Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir, directors of the chilling 2019 duPont Award winning documentary: “I Am Evidence,” which follows four sexual assault survivors on their quest for justice while investigating the outrageous national backlog of thousands of untested rape kits.
With first hand accounts, the film looks at the 1944 assault of Recy Taylor, a 24 year old African American mother, at the hands of six white men in Alabama, an examination of past injustice to talk about what justice means today. Q&A after with Director Nancy Buirski.
Our opening Film Friday of the season - RBG - ended with a conversation with filmmakers Betsy West, Julie Cohen, EP Amy Entelis, moderated by June Cross. Extra special guest appearance by the Notorious RBG in the flesh.
Join us for a screening of "Hell on Earth," followed by a Q&A with award-winning filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested.
Zoe Chace of This American Life and Michael Barbaro of The Daily are both experienced journalists creating some of the most compelling stories on the radio and in podcasting.
Join us for a screening of Steven Spielberg's "The Post," followed by a Q&A with the screenwriters Josh Singer and Liz Hannah.
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Join us for a screening of "Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press," followed by a Q&A with Director Brian Knappenberger.
Join us for a screening of "Get Me Roger Stone," followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Morgan Pehme, Dylan Bank and Daniel DiMauro.
Join us for a screening of "O.J. Made in America: Part Two of Five," followed by a Q&A with Producer and J-School Alum Tamara Rosenberg.
Join us for a screening of "A Girl in the River," followed by a Q&A with director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Join us for a screening of Steven Spielberg's "Jim: The James Foley Story," followed by a Q&A with director Brian Oakes.