Friday, March 16, 2012

Locally-Produced ‘We Are All Immigrants’ Documentary to Premiere at Heinz History Center March 25

The Heinz History Center will host a preview showing of “We Are All Immigrants,” a locally produced documentary, at 2:00 p.m. on Sun., March 25. This event is free but requires advance registration.

The 30-minute documentary, which features generations of immigrants from 10 different countries, tells the compelling stories – the painful and the joyful – of immigrants who settled in Pittsburgh. Immigrants recount their challenges in coming to the city and also their contributions to the region.

The year-long project was undertaken by the PATH to Justice Committee of the Tri-Diocesan Sisters Leadership Conference with the professional expertise of Lynn Cullen, local radio broadcaster, and Dr. Dennis Woytek, an assistant professor in journalism and multimedia arts at Duquesne University. Ms. Cullen interviewed the immigrants, edited the script and provided the narration. Dr. Woytek was the videographer and film editor.

The PATH committee represents 12 congregations of Catholic women in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The committee set out to tell the stories of immigrants “in their own words” and in the context of a common humanity. Several sisters participated in the project as interpreters and transcribers.

Stay after the screening to enjoy light refreshments. Copies of the video will also be available.

Following the program, History Center staff will provide guided tours of the new Angels of Mercy exhibit on the fourth floor. This event is free but requires advance registration. Please register by contacting Robyn at or Sister Jeanette at 724-869-2151, ext. 6247.

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