AfriAmerican Immigrant Screening: Local Stories, Global Themes

AfriAmerican Immigrant Screening: Local Stories, Global Themes

In Astoria’s historic Kaufman Studios, filmmakers from the African diaspora shared local stories that reverberated deep into universal themes and questions as part of New York Women in Film & Television’s Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories screening on May 31, 2018. Featured in the fourth season of this NYWIFT series highlighting narrative and documentary films about the New York immigrant experience, these short films tackled issues ranging from the #MeToo movement, to President Trump’s travel ban, to the immigrant experience, to what it means to be American, among many more. Continue reading AfriAmerican Immigrant Screening: Local Stories, Global Themes

New York City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley: Defying Gender Roles, Embracing Community

New York City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley: Defying Gender Roles, Embracing Community

We shine the spotlight on New York City Council Member of Elizabeth Crowley, who has supported NYWIFT Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories series since its inception in 2015. Continue reading New York City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley: Defying Gender Roles, Embracing Community

A Filmmaker is Born: How the Power of One Immigrant’s Story Inspired a Musician to Go Visual

A Filmmaker is Born: How the Power of One Immigrant’s Story Inspired a Musician to Go Visual

Filmmakers create great stories every day. But once in a while, a truly great story will create a filmmaker. Such was the case with Patricia Shih and her debut film, Undocumented. The inspiring documentary, which was screened on March 16th at the Queens World Film Festival as part of NYWIFT’s Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories series, showcases the realization of the American Dream through the unique story of undocumented-immigrant-turned-successful-cardiac surgeon, Dr. Harold Fernandez. Continue reading A Filmmaker is Born: How the Power of One Immigrant’s Story Inspired a Musician to Go Visual