WE are in it
we are in it
We open the WNY Refugee Film Festival with the Buffalo premiere of we are in it, which chronicles the unforgettable stories and journeys of five Houston residents, undocumented migrants and refugees, and their attempt to find refuge in this American metropolis. By combining tales of deportation with everyday setbacks and acts of resilience, it identifies what lies beneath the surface of migrant and refugee realities and the need to seek out political and economic security. Filmed over a period of two years, we are in it documents their personal archives – poetry and paintings of Baghdad, film clips of the Burmese diaspora, songs in Swahili – and their efforts to re-envisage a home amidst experiences of war, hardship, and alienation. This film traces their daily experiences, and reveals the subtleties of despair, hope, and irony, in a polarized political climate regarding global migration and the militarization of borders.
Official Site: http://www.weareinitfilm.com/
Director: Yehuda Sharim
Running Time: 107 min.
Languages: English, Swahili, Burmese, Arabic
Production/Distribution Company: Firestarter Group