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HOMEWARD: [Pt. 2] A Screening Series Exploring the Concept of Home
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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HOMEWARD: [Pt. 2] A Screening Series Exploring the Concept of Home
HOMEWARD: A Screening Series Exploring the Concept of Home
Thursday, May 20th - Friday, May 21st
Curated by Denisse Andrade

The lack of a home may be different than a lack of home; this series addresses the meaning of home and the definitions individuals, cities, nations and cultures work with when referring to such concept. Themes of displacement, (im)migration, uneven development, autonomous spaces, architecture and memory are recurring in the program.

FILMS:

Ici Et La-Bas  (Here and There)
Dir. Natalia Rodriguez, 2003, 20 min., Documentary, France
An immigrant couple in France see their daughters becoming French. In this home of double culture, hopes of going back still exist.

The Cost of Separation
Dir. Liz Miller, 2009, 9 min., Documentary, Canada
The Cost of Separation highlights the daily effects of prolonged separation from family members on three parents with refugee status in Canada.

Still
Dir. Alana Kakoyiannis, 2009, 18 min., Documentary, Cyprus
A poetic documentary reflecting on the notion of home through the lens of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot displacement on the divided island of Cyprus. The testimonies of two female voices living on opposing sides of the Green Line combined with the filmmaker's own observations of the present day, capture the potency of the political conflict through personal perspectives.

Disillusionment
Dir. Voices of Women Media, 2007, 12 min., Video portraits, The Netherlands
Migrant women flee their homelands in search of a new country offering security,freedom and peace. They leave families and their cultures behind for a chance to improve their political and personal situations. In February 2007, undocumented migrant women residing illegally in a housing shelter in The Netherlands were given media tools to create six intimate video portraits offering a brief glimpse into this transient period of their lives.

Steel Homes
Dir. Eva Weber, 2008, 10 min., Documentary, UK
A poetic exploration of memory and loss, Steel Homes takes the viewer inside the world of a self-storage warehouse, uncovering the hidden treasures and secrets behind closed doors.

Warm Place Tonight
Nic Bettauer, 1996, 7 min., Documentary, USA

This film documents two homeless men's Sisyphean struggle to safe the life of their friend on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. The film expresses the men's feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and powerlessness tied to their grief, loss and homelessness.

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Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States


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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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