Theresa Thanjan '94: Neilly Series Lecture

Title

Theresa Thanjan '94: Neilly Series Lecture

Date

2007-11-08

Description

Thajan is an award winning filmmaker and activist. Her documentary Whose Children Are These? provides a gripping view into the lives of three Muslim teenagers negatively impacted by domestic national security measures. One such program, "Special Registration," required male non-citizens, as young as 16, from twenty-five countries to register with the Department of Justice; a program that resulted in the deportation of nearly 14,000 men. The film introduces Navila, an honors student who fought to have her father released from detention; Sarfaraz, a popular basketball player who confronts pending deportation; and Hager, a young woman who faces bias and is spurred to activism as a result.

Thanjan received her film training from NYU and Film/Video Arts. She is a 2006 Fellow in Video at the New York Foundation for the Arts. 

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Citation

Thanjan, Theresa , “Theresa Thanjan '94: Neilly Series Lecture,” RBSCP Exhibits, accessed September 16, 2021, https://rbscpexhibits.lib.rochester.edu/items/show/4794.

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