"Dear Homeland" with Diana Gameros

Description
Singer Diana Gameros tells her story about life as a formerly undocumented artist, featuring a screening of the documentary "Dear Homeland".

Join us for a screening of the KQED-produced documentary Dear Homeland by award-winning Colombian documentary filmmaker Claudia Escobar. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the film’s director and singer-songwriter Diana Gameros, whose story is the heart of this film, and a live musical performance.

-----Únete para la proyección del documental producido por KQED Querida Tierra (o Dear Homeland en inglés) de la galardonada cineasta documental colombiana Claudia Escobar. La proyección será seguida de una conversación con la directora de la película y cantautora Diana Gameros, quien compartirá algunas canciones.

KQED will be offering the services of an ASL interpreter for the evening. Please email us ahead of time if you or an accompanying guest would like to make use of these services at live@kqed.org.

About the Film

Dear Homeland tells the story of Bay Area-based singer-songwriter Diana Gameros as she finds her voice as an artist and fights to define home for herself as an undocumented immigrant. Told in part through Diana’s hauntingly beautiful music, we learn of her nearly 20-year journey that takes her from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, to San Francisco, California, where we watch Diana assert herself not only as a musician, but as an immigrant seeking citizenship and as an advocate for immigrant rights.It is through song and finding a community of artists and immigrants that she finds the courage to share her own story of being undocumented. She channels her fears and the weight of her separation from her family into powerful songs and activism — navigating the world she left behind in Mexico while finding a home in the United States. This lyrical and poetic film gives audiences a unique look into the challenges, aspirations and opportunities Diana experiences, providing a counter-narrative to the dehumanizing language that dominates present-day narratives about immigrants. Dear Homeland is a deep reflection on family, resilience and what it means to call a place home.

-----Querida Tierra, cuenta la historia de la cantante y compositora Diana Gameros, mientras encuentra su voz como artista y lucha por definir su hogar como una inmigrante indocumentada. Contada en parte a través de la encantadora música de Diana, el documental sigue el camino de casi 20 años, que la lleva de Ciudad Juárez, México, a San Francisco, California, donde vemos a Diana afirmarse no sólo como música, sino también como una inmigrante defensora de los derechos de los inmigrantes.Es a través de sus canciones y una comunidad de artistas e inmigrantes que encuentra la fuerza para compartir su propia historia como indocumentada. Ella canaliza sus miedos y el peso de la separación de su familia, en poderosas canciones y activismo, navegando por el mundo que dejó en México mientras buscaba un hogar en los Estados Unidos. Esta película lírica y poética ofrece al público una visión única de los desafíos, las aspiraciones y las oportunidades que Diana experimenta, proporcionando una contra-narrativa al lenguaje deshumanizante que domina las narrativas actuales sobre los inmigrantes. Querida Tierra es una profunda reflexión sobre la familia, la resiliencia y lo que significa llamar hogar a un lugar.

Support for the Film

Dear Homeland has received support from the California Arts Council, Jessica Justino, Kat Taylor, Joan Baez, Latino Community Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, KQED members and KQED's Campaign 21.

-----Querida Tierra ha recibido el apoyo del Consejo de Artes de California, Jessica Justino, Kat Taylor, Joan Baez, Latino Community Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, miembros de KQED y KQED's Campaign 21

Ticket Price$15 - $0
WHENFriday, October 15, 2021 7:00 PM
WHEREKQED Headquarters
2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110