Web series to showcase stories of immigrants in US
Los Angeles Feb 21 (IANS) The US-based-Indian filmmaker Swati Ali is set to launch a web series based on stories of immigrants from India and other parts of the world to the US.
"We The People" the 14-episode documentary series will be unveiled on July 4. It has been self-funded so far and is now seeking community support through a crowdfunding campaign to fund the post-production and marketing expenses read a statement.
"We The People" explores themes of language identity stereotypes life changes loss and many others - challenges that are part of life for any immigrant in a new land.
"Moving to the US it offered me the chance to be a part of a true melting pot. It connected me with people from parts of the world I might never see. I fell in love with every one of their funny happy and confounding anecdotes about their move to the US " said Ali who has written and directed the project.
"Unfortunately though the popular narrative around immigration more often than not totally skips over real-life stories that bring a smile to your face and hinges largely on visuals that cause us to fear the unknown " she added.
The crowdfunding campaign which started on Wednesday will end on March 23.