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Cary, NC 27511
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Home is Distant Shores Film Festival 2024

  May 18, 2024 12:00 PM

Doors Open: 11:30 AM

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STUDENT: $22.00
SENIOR: $22.00
CFC MEMBER: $22.00

INDIVIDUAL / STUDENT / SENIOR / CFC MEMBER Public Onsale: March 6, 2024 12:00 PM to May 18, 2024 11:30 AM
Global Stories Illuminate the Journey of Immigrants and Refugees
290 minutes + Two 15-minute intermission
Some films include language offensive to young children.

The fifth Home Is Distant Shores Film Festival celebrates the experiences of immigrants and refugees who have journeyed to new lands. We will feature a special event highlighting the visual masterpiece of local Ukrainian-born artist Anatolii Tarasiuk, followed by a Q&A session. Following this, there are two film blocks, each with a Q&A session.
Special Event - From Ukraine to Carolina: A Journey of Art and Resilience. Art exhibition and Q&A with Ukrainian Artist and Morrisville resident Anatolii Tarasuik
Film Block 1- Between Homes: Navigating Deportation and the Quest for Belonging
● As American as it Gets - Director Marnie Salvani. A Filipino-American filmmaker and her family reflect on the American Dream as they prepare for her mother’s immigration trial.
● Gandom - Director Hashem Moradi. An Afghan woman living in Iran receives news that her family in Afghanistan was killed in a U.S. air strike. She tries to keep hope alive for her teenage brother by hiding this news.
● The Test - Directors Claudia Myers, Laura Waters Hinson. A Ghanaian worker at a Virginia retirement community enlists the help of 2 residents to prepare for the US Citizenship exam.
● S.P.I.C. - Director Heidi Miami Marshall. A young boy’s desire to get his mother back, and a father’s struggle. Inspired by true events.
● RAIZ - Director Raydrick Feliciana. A personal exploration of past, family, and the question of home, woven through long-forgotten footage and distant conversations.
Film Block 2 - Borders of Belonging: Stories of Immigration and Identity
● Soraya - Director Maryam Rahimi. Fearing prejudices, Soraya, an Iranian woman, decides to immigrate via smugglers.
● Un Velero Llamado Libertad - Directors Julieta Crissien, Alisa Olegovna Barinova. Follow the journey of an immigrant father as he juggles jobs for his family.
● The Angel of History- Director Eric Esser. A border in Europe. A painting by Paul Klee. A poem by Walter Benjamin. A film about yesterday and today, and difficulties recognizing one behind the other.
● Champion - Director Kim J.Y. Han. In 1997, 9-year-old Jimin moves to California. She refuses to speak to her father, who stayed behind in Korea, but after a major financial crisis, all hopes that he can join them dissipates. Now, Jimin must take the next steps alone.
● Bite of Benin - Director Brad Herring. Adopted at the age of 10 from her home in Bénin, West Africa, and raised in an abusive household in Connecticut, Chef Adé Carrena travels home on a journey to reclaim her identity through food.

WILL CALL Tickets may be picked up at the box office beginning one hour prior to the show.

MOBILE Tickets: Check your inbox for an email that reads "Thanks for your purchase!" From there, you can access your tickets to the performance.

For assistance with accessible seating, contact the general box office at 919-462-2055, and/or reach out to the House Manager beginning one hour prior to the screening.
If you have a large group and need additional tickets call 919-462-2055 for assistance. We are open Wed - Sat 12 - 6 PM and Sun from 1 - 5 PM.

Number of Tickets
Limit 10 tickets per order.

* Does not include convenience or handling fees.