After filmmaker Cynthia Weber saw the post-9/11 spin ads featuring citizens of various races declaring their patriotism, she created her own ad and video series documenting the experiences of forgotten Americans -- including political refugee Phil McDowell, Hurricane Katrina evacuees, an undocumented immigrant, and Minutemen founder Chris Simcox. Weber will discuss her exhibit I Am an American: Video Portraits of Unsafe U.S. Citizens, which opens to the general public October 3, from 9 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, at The Icehouse. Perhaps Simcox said it best when he remarked to Weber that we welcome people from around the world . . . but you will assimilate, you will learn to speak English, and you will leave behind unacceptable cultural practices. Ol Joe would be so proud.
Wed., Oct. 1, 7-9 p.m., 2008
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