In the Shadows of Fences

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 8:45pm EST

Nov 7 | 8:45pm
@ OCAD University
Sliding scale $5-15
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

In mass media representations of migrants and migration, headlines and statistics often erase the visceral lived experiences of migrants themselves. These four films depict distinctly vivid individual voices who teach us that that “migration” has neither beginning nor end, and neither does the violence created by the construction of borders. In Ô Criatura, a young Canadian asserts their identity and connects with their heritage through creative expression. Vivir acquaints us with a lone woman who searches for a the most basic foundation in a new country: a place to live. In Paper Thin, a young trans refugee navigates the asylum system in New York. And Notes from CARA takes us to a refugee camp in Sicily where we meet a restless multitude of migrants, each with their own unique path.


Ô Criatura: Navigating (Dis)location

Andréa Monteiro

9 min | Canada | 2019


Rex Córdova

20 min | Mexico/Canada | 2019


Lucia Florez

16min | Peru | 2019

Notes from CARA

Filippo Gobbato, Alessia Foraggio, Claudio Selicato, Paolo Rosi, Giacomo Fausti, & Sarah Mathon

30 min | Italy | 2019