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Centering the Stories of Refugee Women: Nobel Nok Dah Film Screening & Workshop for Teachers & Refugee Service Providers

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 9:30am to 12:30pm

We welcome high school teachers, college professors, refugee service providers, and others interested in using film to spark conversations about the refugee experience, to join us for a film screening and discussion guide launch. The event will begin with a screening and discussion of the short film Nobel Nok Dah, which features the powerful stories of three refugee women from Myanmar (Burma) who resettle to Central New York. The screening will be followed by a workshop for those interested in using the film to spark conversations in their classrooms and communities about themes of the film such as the refugee experience, immigration & resettlement, gender roles, culture and identity, coping & resilience. The event will also serve as the launch of the film’s Discussion Guide,  a robust resource which features workshop outlines and discussion questions for multiple audiences as well as multimedia stories to accompany the short film. Lunch will be provided.


Due to the workshop format and limited space, please RSVP by email to Brenna, SEAP Outreach Coordinator,, with a short description of your interest in the workshop.


Film synopsis:

NOBEL NOK DAH offers an intimate view into the lives of three refugee women from Myanmar (Burma), whose migratory paths cross in Thailand and eventually meet when they resettle to central New York. Drawing upon methods of feminist oral history and ethno-fiction, the film traces glimmers of subjectivity that complicate any singular narrative of the refugee experience. As camera movements follow the textures of everyday life and work, a weave of sensorial fragments immerses audiences in women's narratives of self, place, and belonging.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Southeast Asia Program


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Brenna Fitzgerald

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