International Focus

Film Festival: Home is Distant Shores

As Canadians living in the US, we’re especially attuned to how immigration has shaped the nation and remains a central commonality many Americans share.

Recently, this topic has come to the forefront of the American consciousness. The upcoming HOME IS DISTANT SHORES film festival features eleven fictional and documentary films focusing on refugee and immigrant experiences. The event will take place at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh over three evenings:

October 2, 2019 7-9:30PM
My Story: Five short films of personal experience followed by a panel discussion with immigrants and refugees moderated by WUNC’s Jason DeBruyn.

October 9, 2019 7-9:30PM
New Shores: Five short films of life in a new country followed by a a panel discussion with organizations who serve refugees and immigrants moderated by WUNC’s Anita Rao.

October 16, 2019 7-9:30PM
Parallel Parking: Feature film by Aby Rao followed by a reception with series participants and filmmakers.

For tickets and further details, visit the film festival’s site.

Cultural Event: A Global Talk on Iran

The organization behind the annual International Festival are hosting a talk and dinner on Iran, the evening of Saturday, July 28. Iran is in the news a lot lately in regard to politics and hostilities, but there is not much understanding about the lives and views of Iran’s population. They invite all interested to join them for a Persian dinner and a conversation about how people on the ground are experiencing these conflicts and sanctions, and how they see the US.

Full event details can be found on the ticket page. For a 10% discount, please enter the code IFCulturalGroup at the “enter promo code” prompt.