Pelham Picture House
November 18, 2018
6:30 refreshments / 7:30 movie start
To purchase your tickets, go to www.thepicturehouse.org. Veterans pay half price.
Prepare to be moved beyond expectation by the stories about the Afghan and Iraqi men who risked their lives to support U.S. soldiers as translators and drivers. Now they are struggling to reach safety and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of war, in spite of the U.S. commitment to bring them and their families to safety.
A few of these men and their families have been resettled in Westchester. This movie offers a rare glimpse into the heroic work they did for our military before coming here.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Sofian Khan and Andres Caballero. Representatives from Veterans for American Ideals and No One Left Behind, two veterans groups dedicated to leading the advocacy work on behalf of the SIV program, will also be in attendance.
Sofian Khan is the founder of Capital K Pictures— a New York-based production company focusing on documentary work. His shorts have appeared on Field of Vision, The Fader, Al Jazeera, PBS, Fusion, The Atlantic and Huffington Post. He is a 2016 MacArthur Documentary Grant recipient for his film The Interpreters, currently in post-production. The film, following the stories of Afghan and Iraqi interpreters who worked with the US forces, is being finished with support from ITVS.
Sofian’s first feature, The Dickumentary (2014)— a definitive history of the penis from its evolution millions of years ago, to today— was acquired by Breaking Glass Pictures in the US, and made its festival premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival. His second feature, Gaucho del Norte (2015), was released shortly after, co-directed with producing partner Andrés Caballero. The film was a Jerome Foundation grant recipient, following South American shepherds who are recruited to work in the American west. It premiered at the 2015 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and afterwards aired on PBS’ America ReFramed series.
Currently, Sofian is producing An Act of Worship, based on a short film about the travel ban that he co-directed for Field of Vision with Nausheen Dadabhoy. The feature length documentary has received support from the Ford Foundation, the Islamic Scholarship Fund and Mountainfilm’s commitment grant.
Andrés Caballero is a public radio producer, journalist and documentary filmmaker. He produced a series for StoryCorps, recording the stories of military personnel who served in post 9/11 conflicts. Andres is a former NPR/Above the Fray fellow, where he reported stories from Cameroon, including the refugee spillover from the Central African Republic. He’s a former producer for Latino USA and his stories appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, PBS and print publications across the US. He co-directed Gaucho del Norte (2015), an observational documentary that follows the journey of a Patagonian immigrant sheepherder recruited to work in the American west, and is also a 2016 MacArthur Documentary Grant recipient for The Interpreter.
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