Indie Lens Pop-Up Film FREE screening: “Meet the Patels”

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Indie Lens Pop-Up Film FREE screening: “Meet the Patels”

December 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Indie Lens Pop Up Film

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The National Liberty Museum presents a FREE screening of the Indie Lens Pop-Up FilmMeet the Patels,” the story of almost-30 and still-single Ravi Patel, and his tradition-minded Hindu family. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America.

Meet the Patels” explores the influences of culture and identity on the most important parts of one’s life – love, marriage, and family.  It makes keen observations on the unexpected complications that American freedoms can bring to immigrant lives.

Panel discussion follows film screening, moderated by Dr. Fariha Khan, Associate Director, Asian American Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Panelists include: Phili Jaurigue, Chairman and CEO, Sabre Systems, Inc.; Kirthi Kothapallie, Manager, Strategies and Support, PECO Energy; Suketu Patel, CPM, Manufacturing Software Implementation Engineer, Agilent Technologies; Narasimha (Nick) Shenoy, President/CEO, Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia and President/CEO, Kedar Corporation; Daravan Yi, ESL counselor, Community College of Philadelphia and author of Salt Seeker, Yi’s extraordinary memoir of survival as a young Cambodian boy during the genocidal regime of the Khmer Rouge.

5:30 – 6:30pm   VIP Reception
6:30 – 8:00pm   Free Film Screening
8:00 – 8:30pm   Panel Discussion

VIP Cocktail Reception
$25 per person, includes drinks and lite fare
Register here.

NOTE: VIP Receptions will precede all screenings in this film series.  Museum MEMBERS are invited to attend these receptions for FREE. To become a member now, click here.
All new and current members can RSVP by contacting Bridget Purcell at or 215-925-2800, x136.

All others: To attend the FREE film screening, please click on the gray bar below to tell us you are coming, and who you are bringing. If you registered for the VIP Cocktail Reception above, you should still complete the form in the gray section!

  1. Click here to tell us you are attending the FREE SCREENING
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    • Please list the names and email addresses of the others in your group. If you are bringing more than five people, please call Bridget Purcell at 215-925-2800, x136 after you submit this form to give her the additional names.

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Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series, Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.


December 1, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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