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Home Is Somewhere Else

Directed by Carlos Hagerman and Jorge Villalobos
Mexico/U.S. • 87 min.

This unique, powerful, and timely animated documentary tells three personal stories of immigrant youth, highlighting the complexities, challenges, and amplitude of their worlds. Thirteen-year-old Jasmine becomes an activist to defend her and her family’s rights to keep them together, sisters Evelyn and Elizabeth live separated on each side of the border, and José Eduardo Aguilar “El Deportee” is a one-time “Dreamer” who uses spoken word poetry to give voice to a generation of deported Mexicans who are separated from their families in the US. Three distinct styles of animation give us insight into each character’s inner world, exploring their worst fears alongside their colorful hopes and dreams for a better future.

There will be a post-screening discussion moderated by Chicago Public Schools teacher, Lucila Saldana. Lucila teaches visual arts in the Little Village area.



Event Information

Friday, December 1, 2023

Harrison Park Fieldhouse
1824 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60608


This Community Cinema screening is FREE and open to the public


Cinema/Chicago is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment at all our programs and events. All event venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with no-step entrances or ramp access and elevators. All venues offer wheelchair-designated spaces, companion seating, easy-access theater seating, and accessible restrooms. For accommodation requests, please email us at access@chicagofilmfestival.com, call us at 312-683-0121, x108, or complete our Accommodation Request Form.

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