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From Here Screening and Q&A

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On Tuesday, April 20, catch an exclusive screening of From Here, a documentary about an international generation’s fight for belonging in an era of rising nationalism. A live Q&A will follow with filmmaker Christina Antonakos-Wallace and others.

From the epicenter of today’s global migration debates, From Here is a documentary that follows four young people who represent the future of global citizenry. It was filmed over the better part of a decade in two of the world’s largest immigration countries: the US and Germany.

Set in Berlin and New York, From Here interweaves the stories of Tania, Miman, Sonny, and Akim—artists and activists raised in the Global North to parents from the Global South. The film accompanies them as they move from their 20s into their 30s, facing major turning points: fighting for citizenship, creating a family, surviving violence, and finding creative expression. Join us for this important screening:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
7:00 p.m. (screening)
8:30 p.m. (live Q&A)
Meeting ID: 948 8772 0131
Password: FH42021


A live virtual Q&A will take place after the screening. It will feature filmmaker Christina Antonakos-Wallace as well as Tania Mattos and Sonny Singh (the two New Yorkers featured in the film). They will chat about immigration policy in both the US and Germany, how such policy affects young immigrants, what has and will change in both the US and Germany as a result of shifts in political parties and leaders, and whether living in “cosmopolitan” centers like New York and Berlin provide more opportunities to belong—even in the face of nationalist movements.

For a link to the film for independent viewing or if you have any questions, please email Amy Foerster.

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