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Searching For Home
These shorts illustrate the emotional challenges and complexities of the immigrant experience and what it takes to call a new country “home.”
Please note: Films in this program contain themes or language that may not be suitable for all ages.
Ridiculed for her traditional Korean lunch, elementary school student Min-ju (to the dismay of her mother) struggles to graft her family roots onto the customs of her new life in America.
And Still, We Thrive
A Chinese immigrant wistfully looks back on the triumphs and challenges of his 23-year-long journey in Canada, reflecting on the language barrier and his limited contact with home.
Buscando un Sueño
Alternating between Mexico and the United States, the filmmaker visually brings to life his parents’ aching nostalgia for the life and family they left behind.
The days we will not forget
Following an arduous solo journey from Africa, teenaged Mohammed arrives in Barcelona with a head racing full of thoughts. An intimately personal story directed by a group of young men who migrated alone from Gambia, Senegal, Morocco, Ghana, and Guinea.
When his brother doesn’t return home, an aspiring influencer must come to terms with the harsh reality of his immigrant status and the constraints it places on his freedom of expression.
Sunday, April 24, 2022
-   5 shorts | 60 minutes
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States