“Taste Bud Memories” free documentary about local food & refugees

    May 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Loft Cinema
    3233 E Speedway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85716

    Presented by the Southwest Folklife Alliance Inc. & Iskashitaa Refugee Network

    Taste Bud Memories


    The social act of eating is part of how we become human. If learning to eat is learning to become a human being, perhaps learning to eat together is learning to become a community. “Taste Bud Memories” is a documentary film focusing on local food and refugees in Tucson, AZ. The film aims to promote understanding of refugees’ experiences by connecting food resources, local geography and the public at large in a broader discourse about food and food security through people’s individual stories about food. We all eat food, food is not only the physical manifestation of our relationship with the natural world, it is also the common denominator across cultures. Through both food and food stories we will explore the experience of refugees who live in Tucson, and their similarities with the Tucson community they are now a part of. This film is supported and co-produced by the Southwest Folklife Alliance Inc. & Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

    “TASTE BUD MEMORIES” A Film by Özlem Ayse Özgür
    Edited by: Leslie Ann Epperson
    Cinematography by Özlem Ayse Özgür and Clarice Bales
    Co-Producers: Southwest Folklife Alliance and Iskashitaa Refugee Network
    Produced and Directed by Özlem Ayse Özgür
    Cool Genie Pictures Productions / CoolgeniePictures.com

    Taste Bud Memories


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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