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Lasell Screens Documentary Film on US/Mexico Immigration

November 9, 2010

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Lasell College hosted award-winning photojournalist and documentary film maker Dana Romanoff's film "No Man's Land: The Women of Mexico" on Tuesday, November 9th in de Witt Hall. The event was sponsored by the Nancy Donahue '49 Institute for Values and Public Life.

The film was shortlisted for the 2010 Anthropographica's Multimedia & Human Rights Award and will be screened at various international festivals. The film documents the lives of Mexican women whose husbands and sons have traveled to America in search of jobs. The women and children are left behind, forcing the women to take charge of the family and their finances. Traditionally the women's role was within the home, performing tasks like cooking, cleaning and taking care of the children. However, many of the men never make it back to their families, forcing the women to head the family.

The photographs on which this documentary is based will be exhibited at the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center through December 16.

A photojournalist and multimedia producer, based in Boulder, Colorado, Romanoff combines her passion for photography, cultural studies, social issues and multimedia to produce intimate and compelling stories. She has worked for publications such as National Geographic magazine and the New York Times.
Dana holds a B.A. in Cultural Studies/Anthropology from the University of Rochester and a M.A. in Photojournalism and Visual Communication from Ohio University.

 

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