Last Sunday April 14th, saw the culmination of the Indian Film Festival Los Angeles. Now in its 17th edition this year’s festival saw a slew of great films, filmmakers and Indian film enthusiasts all converged into the capital of cinema and entertainment. This year’s festival was a 4 day showcase at the historic Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in the heart of the booming entertainment center in downtown Los Angeles, California.Details
Magazine, The Immigrant Experience, Culled From Wisconsin Rapids Tribune WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Since her husband’s deportation to West Africa, Katrina Jabbi feels as if she’s been grieving the death of a loved one. She was pregnant with the couple’s third child when her husband, Buba, was deported to The Gambia in March 2018, swept up in the Trump…Details
Immigration is an emotional issue, and one that tends to polarize people. Few of us feel neutral about immigration and border issues. Yet the problems of immigration are not going to go away as long as we live in a world where there is extreme poverty and violence in some places and relative safety and material wealth in others.Details
Even though she was shy and isolated herself, Hwang thought her private, insular nature was just proof of a real-life stereotype. But, in fact, she realized over the years that such self-isolationism happens to be a very real, cultural trait. As a rule, no matter how turbulent their lives are, Taiwanese people maintain tranquil appearances.Details
The 14th edition of the South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) will be the proud recipient of a festival grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), home of the Golden Globes. SEEfest was awarded the grant for the 2019 festival, running May 1-8 in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.Details
17th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces 2019 Lineup Including Opening Night Tribute to Iconic Indian Actress TABU
Lineup boasts 3 World, 2 North American, 2 U.S. and 11 Los Angeles Premieres; Films to be told in 9 languages 2019 program features an impressive roster of female and first-time filmmakers, as well as festival alumni returning with their latest projects Magazine, Entertainment LOS ANGELES, CA – The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles…Details
Rocky Dawuni, the international music star/global ambassador and humanitarian activist, releases his highly anticipated 7th studio album Beats of Zion today with Six Degrees Distribution.Details
A Mexican immigrant artist found ‘paradise’ in the West Philly punk scene. Now, he’s giving up his oddball American dream.
When a 21-year-old punk from Mexico City known as Brujo made his way to West Philadelphia in 1998, he found a thriving creative community amid the DIY music venues and improvised artist studios, and a place to live in a once-abandoned house known as Squirrel Squat.
“I found a paradise in West Philly,” he said recently. “It was like 2 a.m., and people said, ‘Brujo, do you want pizza?’ I said, ‘Really? It’s 2 a.m.’ They said, ‘Yeah! Let’s go to the dumpster!’ ”Details
Kenyan Born Actor Raymond Karago Shares His Story of Hollywood Success & How Mental Illness Almost Robbed Him Of That Joy
Mental illness is one of the leading causes of suicide in our immigrant communities in the USA and yet we fail to recognize the symptoms and to seek help for those who suffer. At the time of this interview I know of at least one African immigrant who has taken his life and many others in other immigrant communities who suffer as well.Details
The news of 21 Savage’s detainment by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Feb. 3 elicited a range of reactions.
Most expressed outrage and heartbreak, some made jokes, and others responded with misguided apathy. Citing the thousands of voiceless immigrants who are detained by the U.S. government every single day, the latter portion suggested that paying special attention to 21 Savage’s case took away from those without flourishing rap careers and wealth, whose stories go untold.Details