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NY’S DIRTY LAUNDRY – Black Indies

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NY’S DIRTY LAUNDRY

Sunday, June  4 @ 6PM – Tickets

PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT IMMIGRATION AFTER THE SCREENING!

NY’s Dirty Laundry takes place 18 days after the WTC bombings when Arab Muslims became the target of brutal attacks, racial profiling and slurs as the country sorted through grief and fear.

In the weeks after 9/11, racial paradigms are shifted and hidden prejudices are revealed in this heated and often hilarious exchange between the members of two immigrant families  (one Afro-Caribbean and the other Arab-Muslim) who clash in a crowded Brooklyn Laundromat and in an airless NYC taxicab.

With mistrust already heightened, quarters are exchanged for political conversation as these “new” New Yorkers debate what it now means to be an American.

NY’s Dirty Laundry looks at the racism and xenophobia that erupted in the US and specifically in NYC and tackles the question of how we sort through caustic, explosive, rhetoric to get to the other side of respect and tolerance. 

(by Patrice Johnson, 2007, 117 min., USA, Comedy/Drama, English)

 

PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT IMMIGRATION AFTER THE SCREENING with
* Director PATRICE JOHNSON
* Producer Marsha Johnson, Esq
* Joan O. Pinnock, Esq, Specialty Immigration
* Dr Sena, psychiatrist

Topics to be addressed include:
* Immigration benefits and rights for Caribbean Nationals
* The importance of Citizenship in the US
* Relief from Deportation
* Addressing the Executive Orders signed by President Trump
Immigration and depression

NY’s Dirty Laundry Trailer from Patrice Johnson on Vimeo.

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