I LEARN AMERICA
NYC PREMIERE At the International High School at Lafayette, a Brooklyn public high school dedicated to newly arrived immigrants from all over the world, five teenagers strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, and create a future of their own while coming of age in a new land. Their journey is full of challenges, humor and inspiration. Through their lives, we “learn America.”
NOTE: The first screening is SOLD-OUT. Based on last-minute availability, a limited number of tickets may be released for sale 15 minutes before showtime on a first come, first served basis to patrons in the RUSH LINE. Tickets are still available for the second screening.
Note: Free pre-screening community gathering and discussion at the Centre for Social Innovation, Sun, 11/17, 11:30am. With a Guatemalan and Pakistani food tasting by the mothers of two of the film’s subjects! Click here for more info.
Themes:AsiaEducationInternationalLGBTQMiddle EastNYCPoliticsReligionWomen DirectorsYouth
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Director: JEAN-MICHEL DISSARD & GITTE PENG
Producer: Jean-Michel Dissard & Gitte Peng
Cinematographer: Jean-Michel Dissard & Andrew Freiband
Editor: Alison Shurman
Music: Naim Amor
Running Time: 93 min.
Language: English, Spanish, Polish & Urdu