Mobile Dreams: Punjabi International Students in the Greater Toronto Area with Tania Das Gupta

Mobile Dreams: Punjabi International Students in the Greater Toronto Area screening, with Tania Das Gupta on 13 September 2023Wednesday, 13 September 2023 | Noon to 14:00 EDT | Hybrid

Join us on September 13 for a film screening of ‘Mobile Dreams,’ a documentary film produced by Tania Das Gupta (Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies)

A video of this event is available at this link.

In the film, Professor Das Gupta presents the narratives of Punjabi international students in the greater Toronto area during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was edited by Pradeepto Roy and features research interviews conducted through Zoom. It discusses the themes of coming to Canada, settling down, securing housing, finding jobs, dealing with COVID-19, and their relationship with permanent residents in Canada while the students pursue their dreams.

This is a two-hour event that will start with a film screening, followed by a discussion with Professor Das Gupta and Dahdaleh faculty fellow Yvonne Su (Equity Studies).

YCAR is pleased to co-present this Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research event.

Tania Das Gupta is full professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University. Her teaching and research interests are in the following areas: South Asian diaspora, transnationalism, race/racism, anti-racism, migration, state policies, women and work, community activism, racism in the labour movement. In 2021, she published Twice Migrated, Twice Displaced: Indian and Pakistani Transnational Households in India (UBC Press). Earlier publications include Real Nurses and Others: Racism in Nursing (2009); Racism and Paid Work (1995); Race and Racialization: Essential Readings (co-edited, 2018). Her current research is about Indian/Punjabi international students.