Building Cultural Bridges: Bhutan – Nepal – Portland

Building Cultural Bridges is the culmination of a year-long community project to make a film about the experience of coming to America. Covering the cultural and spiritual realities of transition through community dialogues, interviews with immigration service stakeholders, teachers and volunteers, the film provides insight into the transition to life in Portland, OR. The film was made by youth from the Bhutanese refugee community, and edited in collaboration with members of B media Collective. While the film is made through the culturally specific lens of South Asian refugee immigrants, the issues raised and advice given is relevant to all newcomers to America.

Below is a video short from one of the media trainings conducted through the course of this project: […]

It Begins – BMC Pilot Project with Bhutanese Refugee Community, Portland

Yesterday  (Feb 10th) was the first official day of action on the Building Cultural Bridges video project. Members from the Bhutanese Student group at David Douglas Highschool spent an hour and a half, after school, brainstorming and talking with their teachers Anne and Tyler, their mentor Som and B Media Collective members Nat, Tim and Read more about It Begins – BMC Pilot Project with Bhutanese Refugee Community, Portland[…]