Everynobody's Business: Experiments in Place, Home and Family

Date: 3/1/2012
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Casa Italiana NYU
24 West 12th Street
New York, NY

In this collection of recent Asian American film and video, curated by Chi-hui Yang, experimental and documentary forms are used to explore the acts - generous, cruel and almost always compromised - that sustain and unravel families. What is passed on through blood and kinship is complicated through personal stories that negotiate history, dreams and reality in ways that make life, as refracted from these short films, both extraordinary and mundane. This event also includes the screening of “A Son’s Sacrifice” by Yoni Brook. This documentary tracks the days leading up to the Muslim holiday of Qurbani, as 27-year-old Imran- who grapples with this identity in the Muslim community because he is half Puerto Rican- prepares to prove to his father and his customers that he is ready to take over the family business.

Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs in partnership with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP at apa.rsvp@nyu.edu.