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Hello, this is Jean Chen! I'm currently an international student in the United States. I love traveling and studying world history, foreign languages, and cultures. With my family, I have been to Dubai, France, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, Maldives, etc. I mastered Japanese during middle school and came to America for high school. At Watkinson School, I joined the Global Studies Program to educate myself about global issues.
WET: A DACAmented Journey HartBeat Ensemble
The performance was a vivid depiction of the life of undocumented immigrants. It was intriguing not only in terms of raising social awareness but also as a work of art. I am not familiar with performance art, but I could see that he acted quite well so that even though he switched characters back and forth, I know clearly what character it was. There were saddening moments since the topic was not pleasant, but I liked his dramatic acting and those funny parts. From the Global-Studies’ perspective, this monodrama was a great example of art as a medium reflecting social issues, and it did a good job at bringing attention and impact on the viewers’ thinking.
Initially, I thought undocumented immigrants were the same as refugees. But then I realized that they were linked to different sub-issues: the status of not having the paper could lead to a life in constant fear, a controversy of where to belong, family separation, and even criminalization of DACAs’ parents.
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