Past Event

Jun 26 | 5:00 pm

Shared Stories:America's Family

Written and Directed by Anike Tourse
A program of ROXFILM 2022

In partnership with Roxbury International Film Festival

When ICE raids the Diaz family home on Thanksgiving, Mother Marisol is put in detention, son Koke is deported and father Jorge flees for protective sanctuary. The two American born children, freshman attorney Emiliano and his disabled teen sister Valentina, scramble to do whatever they can to reunite the family while their parents and brother do what they have to to get home.



Emerson Paramount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111


Jun 26, 2022 | 5:00 pm

Post Film Q&A

Join for a live discussion with Anike Tourse, Director/Writer,  Dr. Geralde Gabeau, Executive Director/Founder Immigrant Family Services Institute and moderator Lisa Simmons, Director, Roxbury International Film Festival following the film.


103 minutes


Ages 10+


In English and Spanish with subtitles

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Artist Bios

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Anike Tourse, Writer and Director

Anike Tourse is a multimedia maker with accomplishments both in front of, and behind, the scenes. She has written for television series including One Life to Live, and Girlfriends, and is the writer and director of award-winning short film America; I Too now in distribution with New Day Films. Anike has penned and performed several solo shows touring her productions across the country as well as for the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival; the largest international theater festival in the world, on a national Nigerian tour sponsored by the 7-UP Bottling Company and most recently as the keynote performance for the Bates College Student orientation. Anike’s projects in development include the animated short film Frances the Fish about the little salmon that could and an Untitled Documentary Project about the history and rise of the Jews of Color Movement in the United States.


Shared Stories is a monthly film series that seeks to build community, shared conversation, and experiences through cinema. This series aspires to create a shared space to find commonality across experiences, and encourage the exchange of stories and ideas. Presented by ArtsEmerson in collaboration with the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF), CineFest Latino Boston, and the Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm).


The Roxbury International Film Festival (ROXFILM) is the largest festival in New England celebrating people of color around the world. Over nine days, the festival presents narrative and documentary features, shorts, animation, experimental, and youth films. The festival holds workshops, panel discussions, discussions with filmmakers, and networking opportunities. ROXFILM is a competitive festival.