10/01/15: DC Premiere of Risers, A Short Film about Undocumented Immigrant Youth


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On Thursday October 1st, the short film Risers will be premiered at Landmark’s E Street Cinema. Risers is a short film about undocumented immigrant youth who live in Washington, DC. The film features narratives by Brenda Perez and Gerson Quinteros, two students at the University of the District of Columbia. Brenda and Gerson discuss many issues including youth activism and language access. The film also features a young poet, Aura Alvarez, activists from Casa de Maryland, and youth organizers from Many Languages One Voice.

The filmmaker Andy Fernandez and Brenda Perez and Gerson Quinteros will present as part of the premiere.


7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                   Welcome

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                   Film Screening

8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                   Talkback & discussion

9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.                   Networking

This film is being showcased as part of the Race, Ethnicity & Indigenous Issues track of the 3rd annual Media Rise Festival, with support from the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, and the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs.

For more information about the film and to purchase tickets, please visit their Facebook page and Eventbrite!

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462273527433816/

General website: http://risersdc.com/

To reserve tickets! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/media-rise-festival-2015-risers-premiere-tickets-18366969099

Please note that even though it says “Sold Out” for online tickets, there may be a few spots left at the event. Although there is no guarantee there will be more tickets available at the event we do encourage you to check out the film/event if you can!

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