The Genesee District Library will host a screening of the documentary Essential Arrival: Michigan’s 21st Century Indian Immigrants at the Grand Blanc-McFarlen branch on April 9 at 6 p.m.
The documentary was written and produced by Arifa Javed, a professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn who immigrated to the United States in 1995. The documentary focuses on Indian immigrants in Michigan, a subject she has studied for 20 years.
“We are so pleased to share this documentary with the community,” said Kelly Flynn, Community Relations Manager at GDL. “We love bringing new and diverse perspectives to our patrons.”
Javed will facilitate a discussion after the screening. According to Javed, her goal is simple. “I want to educate fellow Americans about who we really are as people,” she said, “and what we bring with us to offer.”
Javed continued, “We continue to celebrate the privilege of our heritage as we integrate in a new society.”
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