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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.

Films

Miyeok-Guk

Yezy Suh, Meia Voss, Alex Applebaum, Michael Gutierrez | California | Age 15-17

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

Joy Xing | Canada | Age 17

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

Aldo Merino | New York/Mexico | Age 18

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

Students from Cinema en Curs | Spain | Age 15-20

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.

Chico Virtual

Olivia De Camps | New York | Age 22

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.


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Event Information

Sunday, April 24, 2022
1:00pm

  •   5 shorts | 60 minutes
LOCATION
Facets
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States


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