Immigration expert to present, discuss film

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 9, 2016

BLOOMSBURG— Roy Germano, a research scholar at New York University School of Law and professor in the New York University Program on International Relations, will present and discuss his film, “The Other Side of Immigration” on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. at Bloomsburg University’s McCormick Center for Human Services, room 1303.

Germano’s award-winning documentary investigates why many Mexicans immigrate to the United States and what happens to the families that are left behind. The film screening and discussion are open to the public and free of charge.

The documentary was produced while Germano surveyed 700 households from the countryside of Mexico for his doctoral research. The film, part of BU’s Global Issues Series, was recognized as a winner of the 2009 Politics of Film Founder’s Award and was included in the official selection of the 2009 Global Peace Film Festival.

Germano’s presentation and discussion are sponsored by the Office of Global and Multicultural Education, The International Faculty Association, Civic Engagement Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.