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A Million Light Years From Home
"A Million Light Years From Home" by Sergio Montiel
6:05

A Million Light Years From Home

I was born in Paraguay, at the heart of South America. My journey has taken me to the other extreme of this graceful continent, and for five years now, I’ve lived in New York. My film reflects my feelings and experiences gathered throughout my life. It is a closer look to the different influences of living in both these places, and how they have shaped me into the person I am today.

Fall 2005

Identity
Immigration
A Part Of Me
A Part Of Me by Ketty Henri
6:51

A Part Of Me

Ketty profiles her personal hero, her mother, who came to the US from Haiti to build a better life. Ketty asks why no woman in her family has ever achieved her dreams?

Spring 2004

Family, Divorce & Loss
Immigration
An American Dream
An American Dream by Frederic Bock
5:13

An American Dream

When Frederic arrived from Germany for a year as an exchange student in Brooklyn, he was looking for his American dream. But where was the glamour he had seen back home on TV? An insightful young man embraces the changing face of America.

Fall 2003

Immigration
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow by Aleks Gezentsvey
7:46

Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

Four immigrant teens from the former Soviet Union explore their often painful experiences of coming to America and the feeling of being stuck between two cultures.
Winner! Grand Prize, 2003 Temple University Film Festival.
Winner! 2004 Honorary Mention Student Emmy.

Fall 2002

Immigration
Double Standard
"Double Standard" By Tibian Ahmed
8:55

Double Standard

After September 11, 2001 the War on Terror started and with it the face of terror changed. Tibian Ahmed is a muslim girl who has had to deal with people thinking ill of her because of a group of radical terrorist that she has no relationship to. Just like many people of her religion in America, she faces those who would call her a terrorist instead of a person.

Fall 2012

Equality & Discrimination
Identity
Immigration
Generation Bengali
"Generation Bengali" By Saqif Bhuiyan
5:03

Generation Bengali

Being born into a Bengali family, filmmaker Saqif Bhuiyan struggles with identifying his individuality. How do you break the mold when you feel so trapped by your parent’s expectations?

Spring 2011

Family, Divorce & Loss
Identity
Immigration
Home
Home by Nael Samara
4:38

Home

What is home to a young Palestinian American? When his homeland can’t be found on a map and Americans are suspicious of Arabs and ignorant of their culture, the answer for a young man can be heartbreaking.

Fall 2003

Equality & Discrimination
Immigration
Society & Politics
Life Under Construction
"Life Under Construction" By Karim Alexander
6:28

Life Under Construction

Karim hoped that moving to the US would solve all his problems. He soon discovered that changing one’s location isn’t the solution; it’s about staying true to yourself, maintaining a desire to learn and develop, and believing that things can always get better.

Spring 2012

Equality & Discrimination
Identity
Immigration
Life Under Construction
"Life Under Construction" By Karim Alexander
6:28

Life Under Construction

Karim hoped that moving to the US would solve all his problems. He soon discovered that changing one’s location isn’t the solution; it’s about staying true to yourself, maintaining a desire to learn and develop, and believing that things can always get better.

Spring 2012

Identity
Immigration
LIRI
"Liri" By Orges Bakalli
10:30

LIRI

“LIRI” focuses on life after the Serbo-Croation Conflict. Among many problems was the inability to give you the right to go to school. At a time where you would go to prison for expressing yourself through art, one man escapes communist Albania to pursue his passion.

Spring 2011

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Family, Divorce & Loss
Immigration
Society & Politics
Multifaceted
Multifaceted By Kia Mahootian
2:07

Multifaceted

Kia dreams of connecting with his Iranian heritage.

Immigration
New Hope and New Life
"New Hope and New Life" by Sameer Mohammed
5:29

New Hope and New Life

Sameer recently moved to the United States and despite language and cultural differences, he connects easily with two new friends through common immigrant experiences, shared dreams and chicken Biryani.

Mentor: Elizabeth Hummer

Immigration
Patience and Practice
Patience and Practice by Anyerson Abreu
3:34

Patience and Practice

As Anyerson adjusts to living in the US, he discovers a passion for cooking and kickflips.

Immigration
Playing with the other Tigers
"Playing with the other Tigers" By Zach Lennon-Simon
10:38

Playing with the other Tigers

“Playing with the Other Tiger” is the story of two friends, one who is Muslim and one who is half-Jewish, who stayed friends because they never realized that they were different from one another. Through conversations with the two friends the film explores how these two friends stayed friends even after everything that happened in the world.

Spring 2007

Equality & Discrimination
Family, Divorce & Loss
Identity
Immigration
Poetry In The Dark
"Poetry In The Dark" by Daniel Kharlak
11:25

Poetry In The Dark

A tribute to his grandfather, this film Is an exploration into visual poetry.

Mentor: Leonard Yakir

Family, Divorce & Loss
Immigration
Por Amor
Por Amor by Kenya Del Carpio
7:23

Por Amor

By talking to her grand parents and mother, Kenya Del Carpio discusses the generational differences in her family and in their expectations for her.

Fall 2012

Family, Divorce & Loss
Identity
Immigration
Rouge Blood
"Rouge Blood" by Stephanie Cherng
9:30

Rouge Blood

Stephanie Cherng Directed By
Stephanie Cherng

A stirring portrait of a father’s escape from Cambodia and how it shaped his life forever.

Fall 2012

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Family, Divorce & Loss
Identity
Immigration
The New Americans
"The New Americans" By Salvador Juarez Galicia
6:43

The New Americans

A short film about immigration issues in America.

Equality & Discrimination
Immigration
Who Am I
Who Am I by Johnny Quizhpi
1:54

Who Am I

Johnny is proud of being both Ecuadorian and American, he hopes to carry both with him as he follows his dreams.

Immigration
Dreamers
Dreamers by Esther Romero
8:26

Dreamers

This is the story of a family’s struggle after coming to the U.S. in order to give their children a better life.  The American Dream lives within the family, and together they work hard and accomplish their dream — obtaining a pushcart that brings both sadness and happiness to them all. 

Fall 2015 Lab Documentaries
Immigration
Ode to Home
"Ode to Home" By Mie Abouelkheir
6_09

Ode to Home

To be from two distinct places means feeling connected and, at times, disconnected from both. Mie searches for a new definition of home and appreciation for her unique identity.

Mentor: Amanda Madden

Immigration
People in the Dark
People in the Dark by Gabriela Carrera
5:59

People in the Dark

While she attempts to use film as a means to give voice to silenced undocumented immigrants in her community, Gabby is faced with the reality of this complex issue and finds her own voice.

Fall 2015 Lab Documentaries
Immigration

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