After watching countless TV shows about high school that don’t accurately represent what high school is really like, watching the Netflix series “Grand Army” was a breath of fresh air for me. For once, the freshmen actually look like freshmen, but, more importantly, the show unapologetically portrays the realities
Everyone knew that Joe Biden had a lot to prove when he assumed office following Trump as the 46th President of the United States. His election campaign promised a radical sweep of new policies within his first day, characterizing his administration’s attitude and commitment to change. Thankfully, he
On the deadline to submit a script to The Makor Foundation for Israeli Film and Television to receive a grant, Israeli director Tomer Shushan was ready to submit another script when he experienced a real-life situation that would become the inspiration for his next film. Shushan scrapped the script he
On July 6 2020, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that international students who take classes entirely online in the coming fall semester would be barred from the country. Although ICE rescinded the policy shortly after intense backlash from universities, the rule is just a symptom of the
Regardless of our current spite towards the globalized world, America still needs immigrants. In recent efforts, Philanthropy New York addressed this challenge. During a webinar on human migration to the United States, with a specific focus on New York City, panelists discussed the vitality of the movement. Kyung Yoon, Philanthropy
The first time I attempted to use my high school proficient Spanish was in the kitchen of the Caroline House, a language school for immigrant women and children in Connecticut. My words were a bit mumbled, mispronounced, Americanized—yet all of the women were immensely supportive. My defenses were up,
We’re always proud to highlight the work and voices of our visionary sisters at New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT). Among the latest projects to receive NYWIFT support is the poignant, innovative, and highly topical musical Yellow Rose, the narrative feature film debut of director Diane Paragas.