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“Las Madres de Berks” illuminates realities of immigrant detention in Pennsylvania

Berks County Residential Center is one of three family detention facilities in the country in which ICE detains undocumented immigrant families.

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

The film "Las Madres de Berks" was shown at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium Thursday night in a screening hosted by the Shut Down Berks Coalition, an activist organization, in conjunction with Pitt’s history of art and architecture department.

Duolingo debuts ‘Something Like Home’ documentary

“Something Like Home,” a documentary created by Duolingo, discusses how the lives of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey have been influenced by language and education. (Courtesy of Duolingo)

By Jon Kunitsky | Staff Writer

June 27, 2018

Pittsburgh-based education software company Duolingo is most popular for teaching foreign languages to millions of people worldwide through its phone app and online learning program. But the company’s newest marketing project goes beyond the screen and travels into the real world to share the persona...

Pitt lecturer produces new Smithsonian documentary

Pitt lecturer produces new Smithsonian documentary

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

October 24, 2013

With several Hollywood screenwriting credits under his belt, it’s safe to say that Steeltown Entertainment Project CEO, Pitt senior lecturer and Pittsburgh native Carl Kurlander has an idea of what makes for a great story.That’s why in 2005, when he learned about Pitt’s celebration of the 50th an...

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