Guest Speaker Roy Germano and Documentary Screening at Endicott
Beverly, MA – Endicott College is pleased to present the Migration Film Series funded by a Community of Learners grant from the College. On Tuesday, March 27 at 6:00 pm in the Little Theater, Halle Library, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, there will be a documentary screening of filmmaker Roy Germano’s The Other Side of Immigration. Germano will introduce the film and answer questions at the end. This event is free and open to the public.
Based on over 700 interviews with men and women living in the Mexican countryside, The Other Side of Immigration asks why so many Mexicans leave home to work in the United States and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. Through an approach that is both subtle and thought provoking, the film challenges audiences to imagine more creative and effective immigration policies.
Roy Germano directed, produced, shot, and edited The Other Side of Immigration. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin, where he received the Michael H. Granof Outstanding Graduate Student Award, the university’s highest honor for any graduate student. Dr. Germano has conducted extensive research in the Mexican countryside with support from the National Science Foundation. His dissertation advances a unique theory about the billions of dollars Mexican immigrants send home every year. The Other Side of Immigration grew out of Dr. Germano’s research. This, his first film, has screened at dozens of universities, conferences, and film festivals in the U.S. and Europe since 2009. He frequently speaks about immigration issues at universities and conferences around the country.
For more information, please contact Dana Monsein at email@example.com or 978-232-2836.