The festival will open with SOPHIE SEEKS 7 [Facet (nie)potrzebny od zaraz] by Weronika Migon, Audience Award at Koszalin’s Debuts Film Festival “Mlodzi i Film,” on October 7, 2014 with a star-studded gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet at Hollywood’s legendary Egyptian Theatre, an extravagant start to a ten-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 16, 2014 with subsequent screenings at the Laemmle’s NoHo 7 and Royal Theaters.Details
Interview with Virgelia Villegas, President of Virgelia Productions, Inc., (producer of Miss Asia USA, Mrs. Asia USA and Miss Teen Asia USA, Miss Latina Global and Miss Teen Latina Global Cultural Pageants).
A high school graduate,she survives arranged marriage at age of 15, beats billionaire Donald Trump in a lawsuit and today heads five successful cultural beauty pageants in the USA.Details
Today, Citizenship Day, we recognize and honor the millions of Americans who are naturalized US citizens, immigrants who hail from all corners of the globe but who have proudly taken the oath of US citizenship.
The path to the oath is one that can be long and challenging – there are many requirements to become a naturalized US citizen – but it is also one that is within clear reach for those who receive the necessary assistance and who are able to marshall the often precious and limited resources (including time as well as money) needed to file the application and pass the interview and test.Details
In some way, the immigrant created the American Dream. It wasn’t a native-born idea. It began in the 19th century as immigrants — mainly Irish and German — began coming to the United States and describing their experience as transformative. They were no longer living the lives of their parents and grandparents.Details
On the morning of January 24, 2008, dozens of US federal agents, right on cue, simultaneously raided four major museums across Southern California: the Los Angeles County of Museum of Arts (LACMA), the Pacific Asian Museum (Pasadena), The Bowers Museum (Orange County), and Mingei International Museum (San Diego) to recover looted Asian artifacts. The operation, a culmination of nearly five years of undercover work, jolted the world of antiquities.Details
Linda Sarsour, the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, was a victim of a hate crime this week that wouldn’t have occurred had it not been for the phenomenon of the terrorist group “Islamic State” (ISIS).
Sarsour, who has become a voice for Muslim Americans nationally, discussed the incident on social media.Details
DEARBORN—Muslim Americans gathered at Dearborn City Hall last Monday to condemn ISIS, and honor all the victims of the terrorist group including American journalist James Foley.
Last week a video was released of Foley being beheaded by a member of ISIS in retaliation for American airstrikes on Iraq that were launched to target the group.Details
James W. Graham’s new book — Victura: the Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea — offers new insights into the dynamics and magic of the Kennedy family and their intense relationship with sailing and the sea. Many families sail together, but the Kennedys’ relationship with Victura, the 25-foot sloop purchased in 1932 shortly after the family’s move to Hyannis Port, stands apart.Details
From tacos and tamales to falafel, pretzels and hot dogs, New Yorkers love street food. But the people who make a living cooking and selling these foods remain largely unknown.
“It’s rough for a women to sell tamales, unfortunately they are sold really cheap,” says Heleodora Vivar, who started selling tamales to immigrant workers in The Bronx in 1987.Details
Interview with African filmmaker– AMAA Award winning writer, producer and film director, Odera Ozoka and his frequent French collaborator producer actress, Clotilde Delavennat from France. Both talk about their new film Hollywood Street, and an upcoming feature on the 1960’s Nigerian Civil War, Biafra.Details