The National Liberty Museum presents a FREE screening of the Indie Lens Pop-Up Film “Meet 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-925-2800, x136.
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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.