MTPFF Program: SEEKING REFUGE, FINDING HOME
Kivu, Hong Kong, Milwaukee — seeking shelter from violence and oppression, people move across the globe to find safety and build a home, sometimes losing their families in the process. These films are stories of migrants from the Balkans, Iraq, China and Congo, as they resettle in cities around the world. (Total Running Time: 62 MIN)
The Flagmakers | Directors: Cynthia Wade, Sharon Liese
Flags at the largest American flag factory in the country are stitched by refugees and immigrants whose stories redefine what it is to be American. Courtesy of National Geographic (USA, 35 MIN)
Freedom Swimmer | Director: Olivia Martin-McGuire
A grandfather’s perilous swim from China to Hong Kong parallels his granddaughter’s participation in protests as she faces pressure to escape Hong Kong. (AUSTRALIA, FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM, HONG KONG, 15 MIN)
More Than I Want to Remember | Director: Amy Bench
Separated from family by a bombing, 14-year-old Mugeni traverses the globe to reunite with her lost relatives and lift up the Banyamulenge people. (USA, 14 MIN)
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with members of the filmmaking teams.
This program contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for the film MORE THAN I WANT TO REMEMBER for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea
Descriptive Audio for the film MORE THAN I WANT TO REMEMBER for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea
Closed Captioning for the films THE FLAGMAKERS and MORE THAN I WANT TO REMEMBER for online screenings
All in-person screening venues provide hearing impaired listening devices upon request with venue management.
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