Sunday | September 23, 2018

1:30 PM  |  Double-Bill: Deportation, Migration & Exile

12 min / Canada [2017]

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 [2017]


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 [2018]

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 [2018]


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.

US Premiere



Dir. Mariam El Marakeshy

US Premiere

26 min   / Turkey [2018]

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 [2017]
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.

NY Premiere

Discussion with director Juan Francisco Urrusti.


6 PM  |   The Crisis of War

US Premiere

Land of Doom

Dirs. Milad Amin & Ghaith Beram

18 min / Syria [2018]

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 [2018]

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.


US Premiere


Discussion with director Polo Menárguez.


8 PM  |   Embodied Memory


Halabja, 1988

Dir. Farideh Sakhaeifar

12 min / USA [2018]


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

US Premiere

84 min / France [2018]

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.

Award Ceremony 

All screenings to be held at DCTV

87 Lafayette Street

New York NY  10013

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