Konrad Aderer's short documentary "Rising Up: The Alams" is showing on March 2 in New York.
Konrad Aderer's short documentary "Rising Up: The Alams" is showing at the 5th annual Grassroots Media Conference on March 2 at 12:15 at Hunter College in New York.
The filmmaker introduces us to the Alams, a Bangladeshi family living in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Mohammed Alam, father to two young U.S.-born daughters, is one of 13,000 immigrants facing deportation as a consequence of Special Registration, a post-9/11 policy which targeted nationals of Muslim countries. But the Alams are not just victims. Learn how they fight back as members of South Asian community organization D.R.U.M. (Desis Rising Up and Moving).
The 5th annual Grassroots Media Conference - Speaking Truth To Power- Media Justice in Our Communities is co-sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Department, Hunter College/CUNY and will take place on from 9am-6pm on Sunday, March 2.
Session 2: 12:15pm - 1:45pm
CALL FOR CHANGE SERIES: PRESENTED BY THIRD WORLD NEWSREEL
Call for Change is a vibrant series of short documentaries about various communities of color in New York City. Each documentary opens a window into a different aspect of life in the city: a Palestinian-American voting for the first time;
Sikhs defending their civil rights to wear turbans and practice their religion; a Bangladeshi family fighting against deportation; domestic workers demanding better working conditions, and more.
*Q&A With the following filmmakers to follow:
Kevin Lee, Filmmaker
Konrad Aderer, Filmmaker
Miriam Perez, Filmmaker
Neha Singh, Advocacy Director / Staff Attorney,
The Sikh Coalition
Wanda Imueson, FUREE
These films are also screening:
11min | Clifton Watson | 2005
WORK & RESPECT
10 min | Domestic Workers United | 2005
SHE RHYMES LIKE A GIRL
7 min | JT Takagi | 2005
WALKING WITH FUREE
10 min | Miriam Perez | 2005
DASTAAR: DEFENDING SIKH IDENDITY
12 min | Kevin Lee| 2005
68th Street and Lexington Ave
Enter at West Building (Southwest Corner, enter from street or directly from 6 train)
$20 adults advance/$30 day of
$15/$25 student registration with valid ID
$10 Hunter Students with valid ID
$5 youth (18 and under)