Livestream Filmmaker Q&A:
With director Ekwa Msangi and actor Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
After 17 years in New York, working to support his family back in Angola, Walter has grown ever more comfortable living as a single man in the U.S. When wife Esther and daughter Sylvia are finally able to join him in the city, the three must find a way to reconnect as the time apart has rendered them virtual strangers. Arranged in chapters told from the perspective of each character, this insightful, beautifully conceived film captures the immigrant experience with finely detailed nuance, as Sylvia’s embrace of urban youth culture and dance sets the stage for an inevitable clash of values. From their colliding worlds, can they fashion an entirely new sense of home?
“Msangi’s film casts a spell with her lived-in script, so much that when her characters do reach emotional climaxes… (like Sylvia’s dance competition) it feels to come from its own world.”
Women in Cinema Program Sponsor
John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation