November 13, 2019

Kish presenting film series Immigration to the Midwest in November

Kishwaukee College’s International Ed Committee is presenting an Immigration to the Midwest Film Series. Light refreshments will be provided and a brief discussion will follow each showing. The series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Each film will be shown twice. The first showing will run 9:00 am – 11:00 am in room C1121 on Kish campus. Guests to the 9:00 am showing are encouraged to park in lot A and enter through door 6. The second showing will run 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in room A1225 on campus. Guests to the 2:00 pm showing are encouraged to park in lot A and enter through door 16 or 17.

November 13, Mountains, Mists & Mexico, 56 minutes
The documentary tells the general history of Mexican immigration to the United States, focusing on the personal narrative of several generations of one family that settled in Wisconsin. Included in the film are interviews about experiences of racism and adapting to American culture, as well as the contributions of Mexican-Americans to the nation’s history. The film touches on concerns facing Mexican-American immigrants that are still prevalent today.

November 20, The Fourth Partition, 75 minutes
The film describes the arrival of Polish immigrants to Chicago, which became the largest center of Polish culture outside of Poland itself. Incorporating both historical and present day footage, the documentary shows the neighborhoods where Poles congregated to work in Chicago’s burgeoning industries, and it depicts their life, which was built around work, faith and a love of their mother country, as Poland fought for independence in the twentieth century.

For more information on the film series, contact Tammy Tiggelaar, coordinator of international education, at or 815-825-9478.