American Mirage

"At first, I thought I knew a lot of things about America. ... Flipping through the saturated photos of swimming pools, palm trees, and tan, long legged women in bikinis filled my mind with stars and stripes..."

THIS WEEK
 

 

 

 

 Rosa: a short film

ROSA is a dramatic short film that explores the societal norms that are fueled by deeply engraved class divisions in Colombian society. Watch it here and on HULU.

Love At War

There are currently 15 seconds of the animated film Love At War. And those 15 seconds involved 155 hand-drawn watercolors and over 350 hours of work. 

California Dream: Yosemite

Photographer Steven Tong discusses his art and shares the deeply personal photography of California Dream: Yosemite. 



Stories from previous weeks:

Roar

An inspiring relative sits down with Christine Bolaños to recount her harrowing past in El Salvador and her determination to start anew. 

Khalid's Bodega

Khalid’s eyebrows fly up to meet the brim of his checked flatcap. “No, no we don’t want to talk about anything.” He throws his hands up in mock dismay, but I think he’s got actual suspicions. This has been my bodega since middle school...

Shared Language

An interview:  Nur Bepary does not need English to run his successful auto-repair shop. Instead he has tapped into the diversity of Queens with a staff and loyal customers from around the world who have all made NYC home. 


 

WHAT WE'RE READING  

 

 

WRITING FROM AROUND THE WEB

  • Opinion: Despite What Trump Says, Immigrant and Citizen Labor Rights Are InseparableNBCNews
     
  • It Was an Uneasy Time for Immigrants in Texas. Then the Rains Came. -NYTimes
     
  • Investors Go Where Trump Won’t: To Immigrant Entrepreneurs -MIT Technology Review
     
  • The Real History of American Immigration -Politico
     
  • Hospitality industry needs more immigrant workers to survive, report says -Chicago Tribune
     
  • Immigrant families make America great -USA Today
     
  • The Case For Celebrating (And Promoting) Immigrant Entrepreneurs -Forbes
     
  • Stay, Hide or Leave? Hard Choices for Immigrants in the Heartland –NYTimes
     
  • Undocumented Immigrants May Get Less Time to Make Their Case -Time
     
  • How Trump Is Stifling Entrepreneurship -Fortune

INTRODUCTIONS FROM AROUND THE WEB