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HOMEWARD: [Pt. 1] A Screening Series Exploring the Concept of Home
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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HOMEWARD: [Pt. 1] 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

Featuring a conversation with Rob Robinson, of Picture the Homeless, filmmakers and others TBA.

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.


Dona Ana
Dir. Marlon Vasquez Silva & David Sanchez, 2 min. Animation, Colombia
Ana is a woman who sells medicinal plants in the city of Medellan ,Colombia. While she eats strawberries and talks about their properties, we find out much more.

Here to Stay
Dir. Mansee Kong, 2008, 7 min., Documentary, USA
Illustrates the effects of gentrification in Manhattan's Chinatown as an elderly man and fellow tenants in an endangered single-room occupancy building await the results of an anti-eviction lawsuit

Dir. Sara Zia Ebrahimi, 2008, 14 min., Documentary, USA
In this personal documentary Sara Zia Ebrahimi explores her experiences living as an urban nomad and immigrant in the post-industrial landscape of Philadelphia. The documentary first began exploring the role artists play in gentrification.

Four Places Like Home
Dir. Simone Viger, 2008, 4 min., Documentary, Canada
Do you know the history of your home? How much of the past can be read? This portrait of a neighborhood travels to four different reconverted buildings in the South West region of Montreal, presenting varied notions of home.

Tactical Tourist
Dir. Dara Greenwald, 2007, 14 min. USA
A DIY portrait of the squatting movement in Barcelona, Spain. A tourist walks through the city led by squatters - the tour points out buildings turned from abandoned or speculative properties into communal homes and radical cultural spaces.

Dear Tourist

Dir. Cristian Bermudez, 2006, 7 min. Video letter, Costa Rica
An ordinary house in an ordinary suburb was painted in white and fuchsia color stripes. A year later, a letter was sent to the neighbors explaining the reasons for this choice. The same letter was used as script for this film that deals with issues such as identity, immigration and the use of art out of the white cube.

2 Home Movies
Dir. Masha Godovannaya, 2009, 9 min.
Experimental documentary, Russia
One can say with some certainty that all of us,with cameras - have shot home movies in their lives. Now, imagine how a home movie would look like if it was shot in Warsaw Ghetto at the beginning of 1940s by a German worker during this vacation..

No Place Like Home
Dir. Supafriends, Global Action Project, 2009, 1 min. PSA, USA
A public service announcement focusing on homelessness among LGBTQ youth.



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

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Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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