Portrait of a Graduate Speaker Series: Screening of A New Home

Portrait of a Graduate Speaker Series: Screening of A New Home
Posted on 12/05/2022
A New Home documentaryMehlville School District is proud to present a screening and discussion of “A New Home” on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. in Nottelmann Auditorium (3200 Lemay Ferry Road). This special screening is part of the district’s Portrait of a Graduate Speaker Series.
The film is directed and produced by Joseph Puleo and Rio Vitale, and received awards for Official Selection, Best Documentary and Best Sound - Documentary at the St. Louis International Film Festival. It features numerous business owners and residents within the district. Joseph Puleo, Patrick McCarthy and Nedim Ramic will answer audience questions following the screening.
In 1992, with the Bosnian War raging, thousands of Bosnians sought refuge in the United States. A large number of Bosnian refugees relocated to St. Louis because of its affordable housing and available jobs. Once here, they assimilated into American culture, started their own businesses and transformed a once dilapidated neighborhood into a thriving “Little Bosnia.” In the last three decades, an estimated 70,000 Bosnians have migrated to St. Louis, making it the most inhabited area for Bosnians outside of Bosnia itself. A New Home tells the story of these refugees’ perseverance and determination to start life over and prosper. Watch the trailer.
The event is free, but tickets are required. Reserve your tickets.
Important note: The film is rated 13 years and older and includes brief but graphic images of war and death, and some adult language. Students may only attend with a parent or guardian present.
Learn to speak Bosnian!
You can learn to speak Bosnian this winter through Mehlville School District Community Enrichment! Learn more and register. Classes begin January 2023.
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