Sunday | September 23, 2018
1:30 PM | Double-Bill: Deportation, Migration & Exile
12 min / Canada 
Anarchist media collective subMedia interviews a number of individuals from the US and Canada who are helping to chart a course for the future based on living practices of solidarity and mutual aid, and who are invested in tearing down the physical and imaginary borders that seek to keep us divided.
A Tale of Two Borders
Dir. Franklin López
Dir. Laura Gabbert
12 min / USA 
At Friendship Circle, a unique meeting point along the US-Mexico border, family members from both countries can see and speak to one another—but they cannot touch.
What Would You Pack?
Dir. Sara Gozalo
3 min / USA 
English and Spanish
When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) orders someone deported, their loved ones can pack one 25 lbs suitcase for them. Each day, people in our communities must pack such a suitcase and submit it to ICE for inspection. When they drop off these suitcases, they cannot see their loved one to say goodbye.
2,300 Miles To Work
Dir. Tom Brown
11 min / USA 
Told through George Butler’s drawings and interviews, this is the nonfiction story of a young economic migrant from Tajikistan travelling to Russia to find work.
Dir. Mariam El Marakeshy
26 min / Turkey 
Arabic, English, and Persian with English subtitles
Young refugees risk their lives crossing the Aegean Sea to Europe, only to be trapped on the Greek island of Lesbos, with no future and closed borders.
Discussion with director Sara Gozalo of the New Sanctuary Coalition.
In Exile: A Family Film
Dir. Juan Francisco Urrusti
123 min / Mexico 
English, Spanish, and French with English subtitles
The life stories of the filmmaker’s grandparents, parents, and friends all of whom arrived in Mexico as refugees of the Spanish Civil War. Throughout the film, their personal stories intertwine with those of Spain and Mexico.
Discussion with director Juan Francisco Urrusti.
6 PM | The Crisis of War
Land of Doom
Dirs. Milad Amin & Ghaith Beram
18 min / Syria 
Arabic with English subtitles
An intimate and personal recording of civilians’ suffering during in an eastern Aleppo under siege.
Winter in Europe
Dir. Polo Menárguez
65 min / Spain 
English and Serbian
Behind an old train station in Belgrade, Serbia, hundreds of Afghan refugees live through the cold, near toxic fires, and apocalyptic landscapes, waiting to cross the Hungarian border.
Discussion with director Polo Menárguez.
8 PM | Embodied Memory
Dir. Farideh Sakhaeifar
12 min / USA 
With the support of his western allies, including the US, Saddam Hussein carried out a chemical attack against the Kurds of Halabja.
Dir. Aminatou Echard
84 min / France 
Russian with English subtitles
The film sets off in Kyrgyzstan, in search of the main character of Tchinghiz Aitmatov's novel. "Djamilia", written in 1958, brings us across the country to meet several generations of women who tell us about Djamilia, a young woman who breaks the rules of Kyrgyz society.
Discussion with director Farideh Sakheifar and choreographer Isabel Umali.