Who Am I Going to Be? African Youth Building New Lives in New Hampshire

Film Screening & Discussion  with Filmmaker Bill Rogers

Tuesday October 2      7:00 pm

In recent years 6,000 refugees have been resettled in New Hampshire. “Who Am I Going To Be?” is a documentary which explores the constellation of challenges that African youth face as they rebuild their lives in NH. This film, made possible through funding by the NH Humanities Council, explores these challenges, honestly confronting both communal and individual successes and failures. It asks how we as a society either contribute to or interfere with the newcomer’s sense of belonging.

William Rogers has generated his keep from interviewing, editing, shooting and educating people and bringing the results to web, broadcast, theaters and classrooms for his entire career. He formed the Coruway Film Institute while teaching screenwriting and television production at the University of New Hampshire and has maintained a bearing in both the professional media world as well as the educational realm. His films have shown around the country on public television and recently on commercial television where the idea of the local being global is a ready marketing approach. He is an artist on the NH State Council on the Arts Arts & Education Roster and has also served on the NH Film Commission.