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The Choosing America Project: Share Your Story

Tuesday, May 27, 2008   (0 Comments)
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The Choosing America Project
America is a nation of immigrants. Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell,
Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Greta Garbo, Martina Navratilova, Hans
Bethe, Gloria Estefan, Michael J. Fox , Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carlos Santana,
Sammy Sosa, Hakeem Olajuwon.

None of them were born in America. All chose America. Like you.

Whether you came from Germany, England or the Czech Republic, Mexico, Nigeria,
Pakistan, China, or Cuba, whether you immigrated to America as a child, a young
adult, or with your own children, whether it was your decision or your parents',
whether you immigrated in the 20's, 50s' the 80s' or just yesterday, you must
have one special story to tell.

Ricky Friesem (An award winning writer, screenwriter and filmmaker) and
Lia Friesem (Journalist, writer, screenwriter, and documentary filmmaker) have initiated a new project, The Choosing America Project.

They are looking for authentic dramatic anecdotes (1500-3000 words) that epitomize
your experience as immigrants who CHOSE to live in America. They are looking for
those special moments, encounters, surprises, experiences, disappointments,
which vividly convey what it's like to be an immigrant in America. The good, the
bad, the sad, the miraculous, the joyful— every anecdote is welcome as long as
it's authentic and well told.

The goal of our project is to turn some of these stories into short films that
will be shown in the movies and broadcast on TV.

So think carefully of that special story that is worth telling the world, and
share it.

Send your story to:

For more details go to:

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