Fiction: Noah & Wolfy

Noah watched his mother make dinner.        She opened the Spam with a box cutter, turned over the can and dumped it onto a piece of cardboard. This new house was different than their last one. Smaller, older, almost empty. It’s not that he didn’t like it, but to his three-year-old mind it was spooky,… Continue reading Fiction: Noah & Wolfy

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Reflection: South Asians and the American Dream in Film

‘The Namesake’ captures the struggles of a first generation American born of Indian immigrants - balancing your parent’s culture with the American culture you grew up around and wanting to fit more into the latter even to the dismay of your parents. Gogol feels unhappy with his name, which causes him to stand out especially… Continue reading Reflection: South Asians and the American Dream in Film

Reflection: The Immigrant Experience through Film

  I recently watched two films, The Immigrant and America America, that show how immigrants experience the process of migration differently than what they were expecting. I noticed that there are undertones of determination and anguish, hope that America will be the answer to their problems and the America they had been told about. Yet… Continue reading Reflection: The Immigrant Experience through Film