RSVP for The UNAFRAID Film Documentary at Mason!
THE UNAFRAID is a feature length documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. Shot in an observational style over a period of four years, this film takes an intimate look at the lives of Alejandro, Silvia and Aldo as they navigate activism, pursuing their right to education, and fighting for the rights of their families and communities.
THE UNAFRAID shows us what it means to grow up both American and undocumented in the United States.
Heather Courtney is a Guggenheim fellow and an Emmy-winning filmmaker. Her film WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM won an Emmy, an Independent Spirit Award, and a SXSW Jury Award. She has directed and produced several other documentary films, including award-winners LETTERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE and LOS TRABAJADORES/THE WORKERS, both focused on immigration issues and broadcast nationally on PBS. She has been funded by ITVS, the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, and the Austin Film Society, as well as a Fulbright Fellowship and an International Documentary Association award.
GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series:
The Unafraid with Heather Courtney is sponsored by University Life, University Life Programming Committee, Latin American Studies, Film and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies, Honors College, the LEAD Office, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education + LGBTQ Resources, the School of Business, DKA, Global Affairs and Global Programs, Women and Gender Studies, Honors and Mason DREAMers.
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For more information, see GMU FAMS or contact Cynthia Fuchs at 703 993 2768.