"Migration is Beautiful"

Date: 

Jan 14 2013

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Online

Artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez recently teamed up with Pharrell Williams' I Am Other YouTube Channel to create a moving new documentary series titled "Migration is Beautiful." Addressing the debate surrounding immigration policy in the United States and the overall perception of immigrants, the three-episode project focuses on the growing influence of artists in the political realm.

Rodriguez, known for her whimsical digital artworks and prints, teamed with author Jose Antonio Vargas and actor Rosario Dawson to create the portrait of immigration rights advocates, released by Voice of Art. The documentary captures not only the dedicated efforts of undocumented activists risking arrest to protest in Arizona, but also the participation of countless creative figures -- street artists, filmmakers, musicians, public performers and more -- who use visual expression to affect the national dialogue.

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