While I still have almost two months left here at the Portland Public Library, tonight feels like the closing of a chapter. At 6pm, we will host a viewing of THE WHOLE WORLD WAITING, a film about 15 immigrant teenagers from Portland, Maine. I’ve seen all of these teens in the library at some point. Some stop by to say hello every once in awhile while others are in here every day.
I want to take the opportunity to thank not only these teens for sharing their stories but to Sonya Tomlinson, David Meiklejohn, and everyone at the Telling Room for putting this film together. This project is beautiful and these stories are so great to hear. Also, thank you for your kindness and support during my time in Portland, ME.
For more information on the film, the filmmakers, and more:
Young Immigrants Share Their Stories for the Camera via Portland Press Herald