Beyond Boundaries: The UnafraidBack >
November 15, 2018, 7–9 pm
BEYOND BOUNDARIES: DARE TO BE DIVERSE
Screening & Discussion Series presents:
The Unafraid (2018)
Directors: Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney
The film will be followed by a discussion panel
THE UNAFRAID shows us what it means to grow up both American and undocumented in the United States. Full Frame Film Festival - Winner, 2018 Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights
THE UNAFRAID is a feature length documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. Shot in an observational style over a period of four years, this film takes an intimate look at the lives of Alejandro, Silvia and Aldo as they navigate activism, pursuing their right to education, and fighting for the rights of their families and communities.
Heather Courtney is a Guggenheim fellow and an Emmy-winning filmmaker. Her film WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM (shown at Beyond Boundaries 2015) won an Emmy, an Independent Spirit Award, and a SXSW Jury Award. Anayansi Prado, who is from Panama, directed and produced the award-winning documentaries Maid in America (2004), Children in No Man’s Land (2008) and Paraiso for Sale (2011) which were broadcast nationally on PBS.
This Beyond Boundaries screening was curated by Jason Parker and Professors Ruth Goldman, Meg Knowles, and Michael Niman and is sponsored by: Buffalo State’s Equity and Campus Diversity Office, the Communication Department, the WNY Peace Center and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Beyond Boundaries screenings are free and open to the public.