Arlington International Film Festival HIGH SCHOOL CATEGORY

Thu 24th Sep 15: AIFF Partners with Community and Immigration Leaders to present the Boston Premiere of…

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AIFF Partners with Community and Immigration Leaders to present the Boston Premiere of…

Don’t Tell Anyone
A Film by director Mikaela Shwer
Q&A with subject, Angy Rivera

Tuesday, September 15th, 7:00 PM
Paramount Center, Bright Family Screening Room
Emerson College
559 Washington Street, Boston
Free and open to the public
Seating is on a first-come basis; doors open at 6:30 PM

Presented by: Arlington International Film Festival
Co-Sponsored by: Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson College
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition and
This event is a collaboration with the PBS award-winning documentary series POV

The Arlington International Film Festival is honored to partner with community and immigration leaders to bring DON’T TELL ANYONE to Boston, a film that encourages a shift in our culture in shaping how people talk about immigration and immigration reform and what that means not only for Boston but our country at-large.

Synopsis: In a community where silence is seen as necessary for survival, immigrant activist Angy Rivera joins a generation of Dreamers ready to push for change in the only home she’s ever known — the United States. Hers is the quintessential American success story: Angy is the author of the country’s first and only advice column for undocumented youth, and her YouTube channel boasts over 27,000 views as she comes out of the shadows to inspire her peers.

Mikaela Shwer is an award-winning editor and filmmaker with a passion for bringing important stories to life. Her work was recognized early in her career when she won the Emerging Editor award with the short film 100 Mountains for the Adobe Real Ideas Studio student program at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Since then, Shwer has worked on numerous projects for HBO, the Sundance Channel and PBS, including the Peabody Award-winning series Brick City and critically acclaimed independent films Call Me Kuchu and Like the Water. In 2012, Shwer joined Steeplechase Films, working with award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to help bring vibrant documentaries to the screen.

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