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The Global and Its Worlds: "From Here" Film Screening and Q & A

Event Type
Film Screening
Illinois Global Institute, Humanities Research Institute, and Women & Gender in Global Perspectives
Apr 13, 2021   3:00 - 5:30 pm  
Christina Antonakos-Wallace (filmmaker and activist), Tania Mattos (community organizer), and Sonny Singh (musician and activist)
Originating Calendar

Join us for a screening of the documentary film From Here, followed by a Q & A with director Christina Antonakos-Wallace and two of the film’s subjects, Sonny and Tania. If you have already viewed the film and would like to attend the panel discussion only, you are welcome to register for this event and join us in progress. Please note the times below:

  • 3:00-4:30 p.m. Screening
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Q & A

Please note that this film is also being made available from April 11th-April 18th at 12pm CST via Vimeo. Register for screening access only at  (Login access and password will be sent to you after registration).

About the film: 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 20’s into their 30’s, facing major turning points: fighting for citizenship, creating a family, surviving violence, and finding creative expression. Beautifully shot over the course of ten years, the film captures their struggle to define belonging for themselves in societies increasingly hostile to their existence.

Part of the Global and Its Worlds series, cosponsored by Illinois Global Institute and Humanities Research Institute.

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