THE GARIFUNA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS A PLATFORM FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE TO SHINE

THE GARIFUNA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS A PLATFORM FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE TO SHINE

The Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival (GIIFF) will celebrate its 8th anniversary with a four-day festival, kicking off from May 23-26, 2019 in Los Angeles. GIIFF was founded in 2012 with the mission of providing a platform to preserve the culture of Garifuna as well as Caribbean and other indigenous cultures, by showcasing the cuisine, music and art of indigenous people and their communities from around the world.

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WINNERS Of 2019 INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCED

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.

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Dr. Chiufang Hwang Demystifies Culture of Fear Among Chinese Immigrants

Dr. Chiufang Hwang Demystifies Culture of Fear Among Chinese Immigrants

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.

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A Mexican immigrant artist found ‘paradise’ in the West Philly punk scene. Now, he’s giving up his oddball American dream.

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!’ ”

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