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"From Here" film director Christina Antonakos-Wallace and film subjects Tania Mattos and Sonny Singh

"From Here" Screening and Q & A

Event Type
Film Screening
The Humanities Research Institute (HRI) and The Illinois Global Institute (IGI); Co-sponsored by the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program
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Apr 13, 2021   3:00 - 5:30 pm  
"From Here" film director Christina Antonakos-Wallace and film subjects Tania Mattos and Sonny Singh
Free and open to the public
Registration required
Anita Kaiser

Film screening and Q & A with director Christina Antonakos-Wallace and two of the film’s subjects, Sonny Singh and Tania Mattos.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

3:00 to 5:30 p.m.

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

Illinois Global Institute and Humanities Research Institute are proud to sponsor a screening of the documentary film From Here, a hopeful story of four young artists and activists from immigrant families redefining belonging in an era of rising nationalism globally.

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.

In addition to this screening time, film access will be available from April 11th-April 18th at 12pm CST via vimeo.  Log in access and password will be sent to you after registration at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/326070959

You will still need to register individually for the April 13th for the LIVE Q & A at  https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kAjq1kujRNC3__nnQfBcYA

For more information go to https://go.illinois.edu/FromHere

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