Films at MOCA: Strangers No More

Oct 26, 2011. 7:00 p.m.

The Museum of Contemporary Art will screen the award winning-film Strangers No More on Wednesday evening, October 26th at 7:00 p.m.  Executive Producer Lin Arison, will introduce the film, which won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary. Strangers No More was shot on location at the Bialik-Rogozin School in Tel Aviv. It is produced and directed by Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon.

Strangers No More is about a school in Tel Aviv, Israel where children from 48 different countries and diverse backgrounds come together to learn. The film follows the struggle of several students to acclimate to a life in a new land while slowly opening up to share their stories of hardship and tragedy. The parents of these children are among over 300,000 transnational migrant workers who have arrived in Israel – some with government authorization and others on an illegal basis.

Published author and philanthropist Lin Arison divides her time between Tel Aviv and Miami. In 1981 she and her husband Ted founded the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and its program, youngARTS, as well as, in 1988, the New World Symphony, with Michael Tilson Thomas. The new home of New World Symphony, designed by Frank Gehry, was launched in January of 2011, and YoungArts will be presenting its second mini-series of Masterclass on HBO starting in 2011. Nine Masters worked with YoungArts awardees in all the art forms last year: Placido Domingo, Liv Ullmann, Julian Schnabel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jacques d’Amboise, Bill T. Jones, Olafur Eliasson, Frank Gehry and Edward Albee were the Masters. James Rosenquist, John Guare, Chuck Close begin the roster for this year. YoungArts is presently working with Columbia Teachers College to develop curriculum to go with Masterclass, to put arts back into the American schools – electronically.

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