For its closing reception, Sara Santamaria’s art installation "Who comes today and stays tomorrow" and its ideas about immigration, memoir, displacement, and identity serve as precursors to an evening of short films on the Syrian war and the ongoing global refugee crisis. These films offer human stories behind the headlines and they foster informed dialogue on issues including immigration, religious diversity, and U.S. refugee policy.
Films provided by POV and independent filmmakers:
“4.1 miles” by Daphne Matziaraki
“ Refugee Blues” by Stephan Bookas, Tristan Daws
“From Damascus to Chicago” by Colleen Cassingham, Alex Lederman
The exhibition has explored the notion of immigration through personal experience, and it will wrap up by drawing a bigger picture and connecting with community organizations and engaged individuals to bring this pressing national conversation into their neighborhoods.
The closing reception for Who comes today and stays tomorrow is set for 7 - 10 pm Saturday, July 1, with an artist talk at 8 pm and screenings at 9 pm. All events are free.
This program is presented in partnership with Welcoming Atlanta to honor World Refugee Day 2017 and is supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Atlanta.