Reborn in the USA

Published: October 2007

In 2001 Susan Legere, who received a master’s degree in sociology from Boston College in 2005, began making Immigrant Reflections: Three Boston College Service Workers Share Their Stories, a documentary film in which three immigrants tell their stories of coming to America, finding employment at Boston College, and establishing new lives. A novice filmmaker, Legere received training in film production and “moral support” from the Film Studies Program faculty under the University’s Jacques Salmanowitz Program for Moral Courage in Film. Soon after the film was completed last spring, it was accepted for screening on October 20 at the Boston International Latino Film Festival. Legere, who is working toward a Ph.D. in sociology, says her dissertation will build on the film’s themes, which “put a ‘face’ on immigration.”

This feature was posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 and is filed under Videos.
Writer: Daniel Soyer, Producer: Paul Dagnello