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The Media Workshop for Queens Immigrant Women Activists is an introduction to using media to tell one’s own stories. Participants will be recruited via email and flyers, from attendees of our immigrant rights workshops, and our partner organizations, such as the Irish Arts Center, the Aisling Irish Community, the Queens Museum and the Museum of Moving Image. The workshop will involve: media literacy introduction, short film screenings, camera training, and short video interviews of each participant by their fellow students. The resulting videos will be edited together, and a screening of the video will be held at a partner location. Three bilingual women filmmakers will lead the class of an expected 20-24 women (broken into 3-4 groups), coordinated by Third World Newsreel (TWN). The filmmakers/teachers participating are: Betty Bastidas; an Ecuadoran born filmmaker/photographer with award winning films Can’t Hold Me Back, (PBS 2013) and Dreamtown, Palu Abadia; a Colombian-born filmmaker/visual artist working for both commercial and educational groups (her Monologues in the Artist’s Studio won best documentary on architecture and design), and Mai Nolasco; a Salvadoran videographer and blogger and media teacher, founder of Sonic-feminista.com. JT Takagi of Third World Newsreel, who will coordinate the teachers. Other partners will include: No Longer Empty, an art & exhibition project, Grameen VidaSana (a free women’s clinic with meeting spaces) and the Woodside Public Library. For the workshop and the final screening, the Museum of the Moving Image will be available.

Sunday, July 22nd - Day 1- 11-4pm, Saturday, July 28th - Day 2 11-4pm

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave.
Queens, NY 11106