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Multicolored letters painted on a building read "IF YOU WERE HERE ID BE HOME" as a train passes by behind it.

Is My Living In Vain [short film]

  Ufuoma Essi

  United Kingdom, France, New Zealand     40 minutes


The Black church is explored as a site of personal and political belonging through portraits of communities across west Philadelphia and southeast London. Director Ufuoma Essi eschews traditional documentary structure, providing a more lived-in experience of these places and the communities that cherish them.

This film screens as part of the Shorts 8: Architecture – Versions of Home program.