Patois Film Fest Presents: Uniting Struggles

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PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival presents: Uniting Movements: WAITING FOR FAHD + CORNER STORES + QUEERING IMMIGRATION ----------------- Queering Immigration | USA | 2013 | 7min | Documentary Southerners on New Ground (SONG) offer this video as a love letter to Immigrant communities, LGBTQ communities, and communities of color about our inter-connected destinies. SONG knows real independence is inter-dependence. Real independence requires community beyond citizenship. For all those who live between and beyond borders of all kinds, this one is for you. Waiting For Fahd | USA | 2014 | 11min | Documentary The heartrending documentary “Waiting for Fahd,” tells the story of Center for Constitutional Rights client Fahd Ghazy, a Yemeni national unlawfully detained at Guantánamo since he was 17 and who is now 30. Through moving interviews with his beloved family in Yemen, “Waiting for Fahd” paints a vivid portrait of the life that awaits a man who, despite being twice cleared for release, continues to languish at Guantánamo, denied his home, his livelihood, and his loved ones because of his nationality. Omar Farah and Aliya Hussain from the Center for Constitutional Change will be in attendance. Corner Stores | USA | 2013 | 25min | Documentary Abu Muhammad runs a small corner store in Englewood, one of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods in the city's south side. A Palestinian immigrant, he belongs to a large population of Arab-Americans, who own the majority of businesses in the predominantly black neighborhood - once a thriving center for black owned businesses in the 60s and 70s. At the intersection of the Middle East and the Midwestern US, Corner Stores offers an intimate glimpse into the relationship between a Palestinian corner storeowner and his African American customers in Chicago’s inner city. Directed by Amina Waheed. --------------------------------- Founded by New Orleans artists and activists, PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival is dedicated to nurturing the city’s human rights community, supporting the work of local organizers and organizations involved in these struggles, and providing a forum for artistic expression of local and international issues. PATOIS is back this year after a brief hiatus, ready to premiere new powerful social justice oriented films from around the world while highlighting brilliant local filmmakers and the vital grassroots organizations doing work in the city. WHAT: Uniting Movements: WAITING FOR FAHD + CORNER STORES + QUEERING IMMIGRATION screenings WHEN: 7:00-9:00 PM, Saturday March 21st WHERE: Indywood Cinema ADMISSION: FREE

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