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Letters From Home
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Letters From Home
Sun Sep 22: 4.00pm

Festival - Local Sightings Film Festival 2019: Short Films

Explore the complex meaning of home, as seen through the eyes of migrants and refugees who have resettled in North America.

River Gold
(Brady Holden, Portland, OR, 2018, 11 min)

Olivier Gandzadi, a Paris native, has forged a deep connection to the Columbia River via his unique obsession: catching what most Americans think of as a trash fish, the common carp.

This Being Human *
(Aimie Vallet, Seattle, WA, 2019, 13 min)

A portrait of a young Iraqi who left everything behind at the age of 15, on a solo quest for a more peaceable future.

* Filmmaker and main subject of the film in attendance!

Refuge in the Rockies
(Kaio Kathriner, British Columbia, 2018, 12 min)

An exploration of the citizenship barriers faced by a Colombian refugee minor, who lost his leg in a landmine and resettled in a small Canadian ski town.

(Salome MC, WA, 4 min)

A music video collaboration between Salome MC, an Iranian musician and multimedia artist, and dancer Mari Soul.

Shall I Serve You?
(Gabrielle Goyette, Seattle,WA, 7 min)

The daughter of Iranian immigrants films her parents as they perform a treasured evening ritual.

(Peter Trinh, Seattle,WA, 2019, 10 min)

Born and raised in Japan, Chef Mutsuko Soma moved to Seattle to study the culinary arts. Now she owns her own restaurant, Kamonegi, and is the only woman chef-owner in America who makes soba noodles by hand.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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