Film Screening: "From Here"

O&B 24 will feature a screening of an excerpt of film “From Here" winner of Best Documentary from New York Human Rights Film Festival, among others. Director, Christina Antonakos-Wallace, will be answering questions following the screening, in dialogue with Usha Srinivasan of Mosaic America, about the film and their extensive work to use the film to create impact around the world.

FROM HERE is a hopeful documentary featuring Tania, Sonny, Miman, and Akim - artists and activists based in Berlin and New York whose lives and futures hang in the balance of immigration and integration debates. As the US and Germany grapple with racism, nationalism, and a fight over their national identities, the film’s protagonists move from their 20s into their 30s and face major turning points in their lives: fighting for citizenship, starting families, and finding room for creative expression. Spanning a decade in two of the world’s largest centers of immigration, this sensitive and nuanced film captures their journeys to redefine what it means to “belong” in societies that are increasingly hostile to their existence. FROM HERE offers four distinct visions of resistance and resilience–showing not only their struggle, but enormous power.

Location: North Ballroom

Friday, April 26, 2024