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Screening of new documentary, Voices Over the Water
August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
“Who’s choosing you?”
Pride in our ethnic roots is widespread in America. We all want to belong and being part of more than one culture is commonplace. Voices Over the Water is a story about tragedy and opportunity, about loss and survival, irony and consequence. As Americans, we espouse the ideals of individualism and freedom. Among those seeking this “paradise on earth,” were people from the Highlands of Scotland. They spoke a different language, wore strange clothing. and faced a hard choice: abandon those things that make them distinctive, or risk isolation and failure.
Today when Scottish roots and culture are celebrated, a modern identity is front and center — a colorful, romantic image that may have roots in something far more sinister. Voices Over the Water searches for what lies behind these celebrations and pageantry, uncovering tragedies, often unspoken and perhaps misunderstood. What can we learn about our identity as Americans by looking back into this rich history? Who can claim this history as their own? And who’s choosing you?
Join us at the Rhode Island International Film Festival for a screening of the documentary at the Showcase Cinema, 10 Providence Place, Providence RI, on Sunday August 13th at 4pm.