We are more than our migrant status and the sum of the limitations that seek to inhibit us. We are here to manifest together a reality that recognizes Undocumented individuals as artists, creatives, entrepreneurs, and whoever they desire to be. Beyond the Status challenges the trite and persistent immigrant “struggle narrative,” and showcases Undocumented creatives as people with our own sets of talents, skills, and agency. Following the recent SCOTUS DACA decision, this panel invites Undocumented filmmakers and allies to share ideas regarding invested creativity and partnership with Undocumented artists, entrepreneurial and contract-based collaboration, and concrete steps on how the industry can be more equitable towards migrant filmmakers, among other salient concerns.
This panel is free and open to the public. It will stream live with closed captioning on August 21st from this web page as well as BlackStar’s Facebook page.
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