In Search of a Nation
Venue: Burchfield Penney Art Center
Address: 1300 Elmwood Ave.
City: Buffalo, NY 14222 USA
Price: $5.00 - $10.00
Brief-description: Documentary about the Bhutanese-Nepali experience of refugees looking for a place to call a home.
About: The Anne Frank Project and the Burchfield Penney Art Center are pleased to announce a screening of In Search of a Nation, a documentary film about the Bhutanese-Nepali experience of refugees looking for a place to call a home. "This movie, Desh Khojdai Janda (In Search of a Nation), is based on a true story of Bhutanese refugees and is dedicated to all the refugees across the world. As Bhutanese, the makers of this film request viewers to ponder this genuine question: How can the nation of Bhutan claim peace and happiness when it was once one of the highest refugee-generating countries of the world?"  Following the film, a panel discussion will take place with local leaders of Buffalo's Immigrant and Refugee community and the Artistic Director of the film. They will discuss aspects of the film and the refugee experience of coming to the United States of America. Panelists include: Parladah Gurung, Artistic Director of In Search of a Nation Rubens Mukunzi, Publisher at Karibu News Lamin Tamang, Bhutanese-Nepali Community of Buffalo