National Endowment for the Arts Big Read: Documentary Screening of The Other Side of Immigration and live Q&A with Filmmaker Roy Germano
Lewis & Clark Library is a recipient of a grant of $15,000 to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in Lewis & Clark county. Their NEA Big Read focuses on Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. Activities will take place in January 2021. NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery by broadening our understanding of our world, communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.
Watch Roy Germano’s documentary, The Other Side of Immigration, online at 4 PM. A live Q&A with the filmmaker will follow at 5 PM.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsde6ppjIrGNCQuz4rUJfSwt_mVrIH91Kt
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The Other Side of Immigration is a 2009 documentary film directed by Roy Germano. The film explores why so many people leave the Mexican countryside to work in the United States and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. It is based on Germano’s interviews with over 700 households in Mexico, which he carried out while doing Ph.D. research on remittances at the University of Texas at Austin. On September 6, 2019, Roy Germano and Team Love released The Other Side of Immigration in full on Germano’s YouTube channel. Roy Germano teaches International Relations at New York University and is the author of a book about remittances called Outsourcing Welfare. Germano is also a Senior Research Scholar at the New York University School of Law.