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October 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Screening of My American Girls by Aaron Matthews. Described by the Los Angeles Times as “packed with uncommon honesty and humor,” this intimate cinema-verite documentary captures the contradictions of contemporary immigrant life in America, showcasing the rewards and the costs of assimilation. Filmed over the course of a year, the film follows the family of Sandra and Bautista Ortiz, hardworking immigrants living frugally in a multi-family house in Brooklyn. From the Dominican Republic, they dream of retiring there, and actively save money to build a home among their Dominican friends and family there. Their three American-born daughters have other ideas altogether.

Part of Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience. The Becoming American series is a three-month public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

Please register to attend here. Sponsored by Museum L-A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 24, 2018
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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YWCA Central Maine
130 East Ave.
Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
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