All in essay

Twenty Six Miles

A marathon becomes more than a test of strength; it is a chance to fulfill a promise. After fleeing Afghanistan, the Boston Marathon offers an opportunity to say thanks.

On Arrival

“My stepmother is my introduction to America and I am her introduction to being a mother. We are both immigrants in that sense…” Indu Subaiya recounts her first steps in a new life.

In A Name

A name becomes a peace offering, a chance to reconnect with her heritage, and a personal symbol. After transitioning, Joanna offers her family an opportunity to name their daughter.

Umbrella House

Umbrella House reveals the stories of the squatter community – most of them immigrants – that took over abandoned buildings in the Lower East Side of Manhattan reconstructed them and made them into homes.

With Open Eyes

“When you hear the word refugee different things come to different minds. For me what comes to mind is a strong, resilient person, a survivor in life.”
Two films centered on refugees in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Immigrant's Dilemma

“You would think that they would want their children to take the same type of risks in life and maybe be entrepreneurs. Instead my parents have always encouraged me to make the safer choice….”