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Watch 'A Table for All' With the Filmmakers

Event Date:

January 24, 2019 | 6:00 PM EST


Pulitzer Center
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Suite 615

Washington, DC 20036

Emma's Torch is a culinary training program for refugees, asylees, and human trafficking survivors in Brooklyn. Image by Thea Piltzecker and Liz Scherffius. New York, 2018.

In the film A Table for All refugees and asylees seek employment in the New York City restaurant...

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Still from A Table for All. Image by Thea Piltzecker and Liz Scherffius. New York, 2018.
Still from A Table for All. Image by Thea Piltzecker and Liz Scherffius. New York, 2018.

Join documentary filmmakers Thea Piltzecker and Liz Scherffius for a screening of  A Table for All at the Pulitzer Center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  

A conversation with the filmmakers follows the screening, concluding with a light reception.  

The short documentary follows refugees and asylees to the United States as they reinvent themselves and find common ground in a Brooklyn kitchen. The culinary training program at Emma's Torch restaurant helps recent arrivals find work and a sense of home around the table. As the blooming cooks learn to prepare American dishes, they teach each other about their favorite foods, and build a menu that reflects their diversity of experiences. 

Watch the film's trailer here.

Piltzecker is a documentary journalist based in New York. She has worked on documentaries that have aired on PBS, Vice, and NBC, and is an adjunct professor at Columbia Journalism School. Scherffius is currently an associate producer and researcher at Zero Point Zero Productions, and has worked as a BBC video journalist in North America and on-air foreign correspondent in Argentina and Ecuador.

Both received their master's degrees in December 2017 from the documentary filmmaking program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, a Campus Consortium partner. Piltzecker and Scherffius were part of the 2018 cohort of Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium reporting fellows

Reserve your seat today to attend this screening of A Table for All.


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