SIF Hosts Advance Screening of America’s Family, Talkback with Filmmaker
- By Aditi Dholakia
- Published on December 20, 2021
On November 19th, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) hosted a private advanced screening of “America’s Family,” a narrative feature film starring, written and directed by filmmaker Anike Tourse. The film, which has been nearly twenty years in the making, chronicles the stories of five mixed-ethnic, mixed-status family members who are on a journey to reunite after being separated through ICE intervention. Their journey comes with the discovery that the strength and commitment of the family is much stronger than they think. The film highlights the struggle that so many immigrants and their families face trying to find their place in a polarized and, at times, explicitly unwelcoming atmosphere.