University of Rochester

EVENT: Filmmaker Theresa Thanjan screens Whose Children Are These?

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public; parking available in Library Lot.

October 29, 2007

Activist Theresa Thanjan traces the lives of three Muslim teenagers as they deal with immigration policies of the United States. Since her documentary's release in 2004, Whose Children Are These? has been viewed by audiences nationwide. Her award-winning film provides gripping views of the impact of increased domestic national security measures on the Muslim community since Sept. 11, 2001.

Thanjan is a 1994 alumna of the University of Rochester. She received her master's degree in social work from Columbia University and began working on her film career at New York University and Film/Video Arts. She is a 2006 Fellow in video from the New York Foundation for the Arts as well as a graduate of the National Black Programming Consortium's New Media Institute.

This is the second event in the 2007-08 Neilly Series, known for its roster of speakers who are among the best in their field. The series is supported by the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Endowment and the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester.

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