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‘Welcoming World Voices in West Hartford’ Film Festival Planned

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‘Welcoming World Voices in West Hartford,’ a film festival about the contributions and challenges of new immigrants, refugees, and people who cross cultural borders, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13.

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Hello! West Hartford, in collaboration with community partners, is presenting an exciting storytelling event​ ​that will be held online through WHCi and Zoom, on Sunday, Sep. 13, 2020, at 3 p.m.

The West Hartford film festival and discussion will highlight the stories, challenges and contributions of immigrants, refugees, and those who cross cultural borders to live in the U.S. The event will feature a viewing of three short documentary films by people from Bhutan, Somalia, and Puerto Rico. The films will be followed by a discussion with panelists made up of local community members, film-makers and film subjects.

This online screen and discussion event is being brought to West Hartford by​ ​New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV),a project of Community Supported Film (CSFilm).

Public dialogue about migration and immigration, stimulated by these experiential films, will give members of our community an opportunity for connection, mutual understanding and ideas to take further actions. The community is invited to participate in the discussion.

Please use this LINKto register for the event. For more information about Welcoming World Voices in West Hartford, please contact Bepsie Perry 860-810-0401 or [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you on Sept. 13.

Hello! West Hartfordis working with several community partners to produce this event, including:

  • Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Services
  • Community of Concern (CoC)
  • Community Supported Films
  • Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition (CIRC)
  • International Hartford
  • West Hartford Community Ielevision (WHCi)
  • West Hartford Public Libraries
  • West Hartford Public Schools’ Equity and Diversity Council (EDC)

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