Ways of Being Home: the Immigrant Experience

Wednesday, March 3rd from 9:30-10:30 AM

"Ways of Being Home ~ Between Northfield and Maltrata" explores the immigrant experience from the perspective of the Mexican community living in Northfield, a college town in southern Minnesota.  Most members of this immigrant community trace their roots back to Maltrata, a small agricultural municipality nestled in the mountains of the state of Veracruz. Filmed between 2016 and 2019, "Ways of Being Home" moves between both towns to draw attention to the geographical and emotional displacement experienced by members of this community as well as their resilience, ingenuity, and fierce determination. Made in close and constant collaboration with film participants, "Ways of Being Home" offers a nuanced portrayal of the ways displaced people craft a life and a home away from home.

This workshop will be held online. Registration is required.

Presented by Cecilia Cornejo, a Chilean-American documentary filmmaker, artist, and educator based in Northfield, MN.

Registration closes on 3/2/21.