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I Am Not Just "The Girl From Bolivia": An International Student’s Experiences of Community in Bolivia and London

Item

Title

I Am Not Just "The Girl From Bolivia": An International Student’s Experiences of Community in Bolivia and London

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Type

Moving Image

Creator

Roveena Chand Jassal

Date

2000s, 2010s.

Description

This portrait delves into Maya Fernandez's story of being known as “the girl from Bolivia." The portrait illustrates Maya’s feelings towards this phrase and how her experiences “as an outsider” have impacted her experiences in the London community. Maya is a second year MIT international student at Western University who explores the certain interactions that she has faced. She then compares how relationships are developed in both Bolivia and London. She explains the social inequalities that she has observed, the stereotypes of being from another country, and what it’s like to be “an outsider" in London, Ontario. Overall, this portrait thoroughly describes Maya for the complex and unique being that she is, rather than just as “the girl from Bolivia.”

Format

Video - image montage

Language

English

Place

Santa Cruz, Bolivia and London, Ontario

Publisher

Bridging Classroom and Community: Languages and Cultures in Action, Western University, Fall 2019

Contributor

Maya Fernandez

Extent

8:24

Relation

Is part of Hispanic collection.

Subject

Studying in Canada as an International student