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CentroNía is proud to present RISERS, a film and mixed media installation about America’s undocumented immigrant youth, directed and produced by Andy Fernandez.
All proceeds will benefit more than 2,400 children, youth, and families receiving services from CentroNía in Washington, DC and Maryland. You can be a part of this powerful event and help our city’s most vulnerable by becoming a ‘CentroNía presents RISERS: Celebrating Immigrant Youth in DC’ sponsor.’ Details for sponsorship levels can be found here. For more information contact Kate Akalonu, email@example.com or 202-332-4200 ext. 1140.
RISERS is a film (runtime: 30 minutes) that centers around Brenda Perez and Gerson Quinteros, two undocumented students at the University of the District of Columbia, as they deliver a presentation on how to navigate challenges facing undocumented immigrant youth. Brenda and Gerson discuss issues ranging from youth activism to language access. As they present, the film cuts away to scenes of immigrant life. The audience is introduced to a young poet named Aura Alvarez, activists from Casa de Maryland, and youth organizers from Many Languages One Voice. Though the film’s message is directed to a young generation of immigrants, it also educates a larger audience unfamiliar with the issues facing these young individuals.
Andy Fernandez was born in Washington, DC and raised in Arlington, VA. The son of Bolivian immigrants, he has a deep appreciation for the immigrant experience. RISERS is his first short film.
To learn more about the documentary, please visit their website.