The Multiple (Eye)dentity Series is comprised of films, performances and speakers that showcase the ways in which art and media are platforms for creating dialogue, sharing personal narratives, exploring issues of identity and diversity, and encouraging activism and social change.
Through our Making It In Media Program, this series also provides opportunities to engage with current media professionals. These industry veterans share how diversity and their social identities have impacted their careers while offering job/internship suggestions, career advice, and general media analysis. The Making It In Media Program is done in conjunction with the Wasserman Center for Career Development
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Photo Gallery: MIS_Mark Travis Rivera
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Mohammed to Maya is a feature-length documentary that examines issues of transsexualism, religion, and traditionalism against the backdrop of a single personâs dramatic story. The film follows one year in the life of Maya Jafer (formerly Mohammed Jafer), a 42 year-old Muslim from Chennai, India, as she undergoes sexual reassignment surgery in Bangkok, Thailand. This is a collaboration with the NYU LGBTQ Student Center.
Imported from China is a documentary film that follows students from China who are finding a place in a college setting and within the larger U.S. context and provides a look at Americans from a Chinese lens. The film also examines how relationships are nurtured and shaped across cultural boundaries within and beyond the crucible of college life. This is a collaboration with the Office of Global Services and the International Education Student Board.
This film focuses on the experience of women in Atlanta who identify as Muslim and Lesbian. They discuss coming out and feeling like the only one who held their two identities. The Director, Red Summer, will be here to discuss her experience and the inspiration behind the film.