DINA and RIGHT TO CARE
October 3, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Outside the Box [Office] and The Orchard invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of
Directed and Produced by Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
**Winner: Grandy Jury Prize, U.S. Documentary - Sundance Film Festival 2017**
Opens in Los Angeles on Friday, October 13th, 2017.
Prior to the screening of Dina, we will screen Right to Care (9 min.), a new short film about the need for a care infrastructure that works for caregivers and those who need care, which was created with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, and highlights the amazing advocacy work of Ai-jen Poo for domestic worker’s rights through the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations.
Right to Care will be introduced by Ishita Srivastava, Director of Culture Change from Caring Across Generations.
Dina's getting married in a few weeks and there's still so much to do. She has to move her boyfriend, Scott, from his parents' house to her apartment, and settle him in to only the second home he's ever had, all while juggling his schedule as an early morning Walmart door greeter. She has to get her dress, confirm arrangements with the venue, and make peace with her family, who remain nervous for their beloved Dina after the death of her first husband and the string of troubled relationships that followed. Throughout it all, in the face of obstacles large and small, Dina remains indomitable. She's overcome tragedy and found the man she wants and is bent on building the life for herself that she believes she deserves. Dina is unstoppable, a force of nature, and as the star of her own life story, she's an unconventional movie protagonist the likes of which hasn't been seen before.
Provided courtesy of The Orchard. Not rated. Running time: 101 minutes.
Visit the Official Website: https://www.theorchard.tv/dina
About Right to Care
The film tells the story of domestic workers in California who fought for their basic labor protection rights. As you may know, home care work is physically and emotionally demanding, and typically requires logging in long hours in order to provide quality care to families. In the past, home care workers have been excluded from basic labor protections. Help make sure your community continues transforming the value and necessity of caregivers by watching this short film.
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As the elder population rapidly rises, families’ need for caretakers increases in return. Watch the new short film RIGHT TO CARE to make care more visible and valued.
About Ishita Srivastava, Caring Across Generations
Ishita Srivastava, Director of Culture Change at Caring Across Generations. Ishita is a multimedia producer, digital strategist, and culture change enthusiast who believes in the power of storytelling and pop culture to move hearts and minds and transform cultural norms and practices to create lasting social change.
Working at the intersection of media and social justice, Ishita has spent the last 7 years producing and directing digital projects spotlighting immigrant rights, racial justice, and gender justice, most notably THE G WORD, an interactive storytelling platform about people’s personal stories about gender norms and gender-based violence. She has managed multi-sector partnerships within the U.S. and internationally, and directed and produced campaigns and videos that engaged new audiences, inspired people to action, and contributed to shifting deep-rooted cultural attitudes.
Ishita came to this work through her study of — and passion for — film and its power to explore complex identities and bring human perspective to social issues.
Ishita holds a BA in English literature from St. Stephens College (Delhi), a BA in media and communications from Goldsmiths College (London), and an MA in cinema studies and culture and media from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Finally an official New Yorker (after ten years in NYC), Ishita was born and brought up in Delhi, India. She still has a huge community in Delhi, and is used to feeling like she is in both places at the same time. Ishita, famously, does not like sweets.
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Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.
All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
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