New Immigrant and Refugee Visions is a collection of documentary films by and about new immigrants and refugees. The films were made with the assistance of JP Movie Night partner Community Supported Film (CSF). The stories produced provide a unique insider perspective on the integration challenges faced by immigrants and the contributions they make to our culture, economy and social fabric.
The selected NIRV films include documentary shorts about a Rohinga refugee newly arrived in the US (Seeking Settled Ground); an Indian campaigning for city council (Campaign for a New American); a Somali refugee family divided generationally (Worlds Apart at Home); a Bhutanese Christian refugee helping other refugees and immigrants (Navigating Hope); and an undocumented Dominican mother and DACA designated daughter (She's an American Child).
CS Film is a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to stories rooted in local perspectives. With NIRV they turned to new immigrants and refugees enabling them to amplify their unique insider perspectives on the challenges faced and the contributions made to American culture, economy and social fabric.
Upcoming Films for the 2020/2021 Season
Showing independent films - from directors under represented in the mainstream (women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community) - JP Movie Night is a community-focused organization whose mission is to bring people of all backgrounds together through a love of great film.
JPMN was founded by two neighbors - Shailah and Jason - who regretted that JP lacked a place for folks to gather to watch movies in the neighborhood. So, in late 2018, they started presenting films to the public, primarily movies that were made and owned by the filmmakers themselves.
JPMN screens films on the first Saturday of every month, Sept.-June, starting at 7pm and ending the screening by approx. 8:30. The audience is encouraged to stay for conversation after the movie. Filmmakers are usually present for Q&A and a lively dialogue, greatly enhancing the movie-watching experience.
Do you have questions for, or comments about, JP Movie Night? Do you need special accommodations? Send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Centre for Faith, Art and Justice, 633 Centre Street, in the First Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain, MA, USA