The Standby Program is thrilled to announce our participation as an official event partner in the New York City Seventh Annual Immigrant Heritage Week running from April 15 - 21, 2010. The Standby Program has joined with The Maysles' Institute and Third World News Reel to present:

Shall We Dance? Cultural expression & the immigrant experience 
When: Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 7:30pm
Where: The Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue

This program featured 3 women and their films that examine creative expression and the immigrant experience. In The Mist, Iranian filmmaker, Maryam Habibian, chronicles her return to Iran after 30 years to observe a new culture of art and ideas that has taken root and flourishes, side by side with fundamentalist traditions. In Two Dollar Dance, Spanish filmmaker Yolanda Pividal chronicles the experience of Latino immigrants who fill the dance clubs of Jackson Heights where they meet the "two-dollars ballerinas", women who will be their dance floor partners for two dollars a song. The Bus by Iranian born filmmaker Zahra Partovi, takes us on a international and cross cultural journey inspired by the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca told by music and spoken word in 12 different languages.



 Official Event Partner of Immigrant Heritage Week  IMMIGRANT HERITAGE WEEK 2010