VENUE: Museum Of The Moving Image
ADDRESS: 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106, USA
Produced, Directed, and Narrated by Raquel Cepeda. Prod. by Henry Chalfant. 2017, 52 mins. Digital projection. This feature documentary follows a group of troubled Latina teens from a Bronx-based suicide prevention program who are transformed by an exploration of their roots via the use of ancestral DNA testing, followed by a trip to the seat of the Americas. On that journey to modern-day Dominican Republic, the white supremacist narratives about American history they have been taught are challenged, leaving them free to reconstruct their own respective identities. What does it really mean to be American? And, more importantly, what does that look like? View trailer
Screening followed by discussion with filmmakers
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