Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories continues with a screening of Four Journeys by filmmaker Teresa H. Mular and a screening of Ellis Island Hospital by filmmaker Delphine Darmency.
This free screening series of work by women filmmakers showcases a themed exhibition of short and feature-length films that focuses on the immigrant experience throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
Date: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Location: Kaufman Astoria Studios, Zukor Theater (34-12 36th Street, Astoria NY 11106)
From Manhattan: Take the M train to Steinway Street
From Brooklyn or Queens: Take the F train (towards Jamaica -179St) then take the M train to Steinway StreetDr. Teresa H. Mular is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has screened internationally. Her first documentary, Flying on the Wings of Time (Volando en las Alas del Tiempo) pays homage to the various artistic complexities and cultural life of Buenos Aires. The film screened in 2012 at the XXXIV International Women Film Festival of Florence, Italy, to great acclaim, as well as numerous other festivals, and received a Silver Award in the Short Film Category at the Oregon Film festival. Other credits include The Muse is the Mountain and Now Boarding. Mular was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she completed her university studies and graduated as a Medical Doctor at age 23. Mular moved to New York, to further her training at Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York - Kings County Hospital, in Brooklyn. She became an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology years later at the same institution and had a long career as a physician and teacher.
Screening followed by a Q&A and reception with the filmmakers.
Free Admission. RSVP in advance to reserve seats.
Teresa H. Mular (Director)
2016, 55 mins
(Pictured above) A documentary about four Latin American women who immigrated to New York. These are four stories of courage, stamina, strength and success. All four women are risk takers and they weathered the affairs of a different culture and country to finally succeed. This film is dedicated to all immigrants.
Ellis Island Hospital
If today, hostility to immigration is the focus of news in the United States, there was a time Ellis Island symbolized the doors to the American dream. Through this gate, around 12 million immigrants entered America. Two percent of them were redirected to a hospital situated on the island, for further physical and mental examinations. Ellis Island Hospital is a short documentary about the memory of this former Federal Immigration hospital. It is also about the fight of the Save Ellis Island Foundation to keep this history alive, especially through the creative work of the French street artist JR. Since 2014, his installation “Unframed Ellis Island” literally inhabits this abandoned place.
Delphine Darmancy (Director)
Delphine Darmancy It was on a bench at the Sorbonne that the decision was made: step by step, she walked away from a career in diplomacy and humanitarian work. She graduated in International Affairs at Paris 1 University in 2008. She spent a year in Cairo and then moved to Beirut (Lebanon) first learning, then perfecting her skills as a budding journalist at the Lebanese University. In 2010 she began writing for the Lebanese press. Over five years, her assignments included a weekly chronicle about Beirut’s places of memory - such as old coffee houses, hotels, cinemas, theaters, psychiatric hospital, etc - which are becoming a book later this year. Beyond Lebanese borders, her final reports took her to Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and Kirghizistan for several French media, such as Slate, TV5 Monde, Muze, Snatch, Kaizen and Alternatives Internationales. In September 2016, she moved to New York City, enrolling in the one year Broadcast Journalism program at the New York Film Academy. Ellis Island Hospital is her first short documentary.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Apr. 26, 2017