The Migrant Center Award

The Migrant Center of New York, Inc. & The Migrant Center at the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi honor film makers for the first time, and present a special Migrant Center Award at the

5th Indie & Foreign Film Festival.



Writer/director Anike Tourse, recipient of The Migrant Center Award for her film America: I Too Photo courtesy Anike Tourse

​​​​​​​The Indie & Foreign Film Festival was founded in 2014 by Father Julian Jagudilla, Director of The Migrant Center at the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi.



This year, The Migrant Center presented a special award for a stand out film that spotlights their mission, which is to protect, respect and promote the rights and welfare of immigrants. ​




Anike Tourse,center, after the screening of America; I Too. Photo by Stephanie Jennings

The award was presented to writer/director Anike Tourse for her film America: I Too at the closing night Awards Reception on Friday Oct. 19th, 2018.


Production still of Actress Linda Yim in a scene from America; I Too. 

The film follows three arrested and detained undocumented immigrants as they navigate the system to fight impending deportation. America; I Too stars Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi and featuring the music of Grammy winners Quetzal.


Production still of Anike Tourse on set with Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi.



View America: I Too trailer here:

https://www.newday.com/film/america-i-too


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