The Nine Network Documentary Homeland: Immigration in America Included in St. Louis International Film Festival 2012

The Directors’ Cut of Refugees Episode Will Be Screened November 17

St. Louis, MONovember 9, 2012—A directors’ cut of Refugees, the opening episode of the Nine Network’s three-part series Homeland: Immigration in America, will be screened on Saturday, November 17 at 2:15 p.m. as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival 2012. The screening will take place at Washington University’s Brown Hall; admission is free. Series producer Anne-Marie Berger, series producer and writer Jim Kirchherr and editor Frank Popper will be on hand to take questions after the screening from the audience.

Homeland: Immigration in America was broadcast nationally in July by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The series presents contemporary stories of immigrants and those who confront them, help them, employ them and craft legislation that affects them.

Refugees is an observational documentary, told without narration, that takes viewers to the heart of America’s humanitarian position as a refuge for those fleeing violence, disaster, war and persecution around the world. The stories illustrate the forces and factors that can lead refugees to a life of stability and success, or isolation, welfare and homelessness. Taped primarily in St. Louis, Refugees follows the experiences of men, women and children from different parts of the world who have escaped violence in their own countries and are now challenged by trying to start new lives in America.

Homeland: Immigration in America is a production of the Nine Network of Public Media, St. Louis, Missouri. Production support was provided by the Missouri Film Commission through the Missouri Department of Economic Development. More information about the series can be found at pbs.org/homeland.

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted public media organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world, including the Nine Center for Public Engagement, Nine Academy, nineNet.org, explorehomeland.org, beyondnovember.org and four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids). The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.

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