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.
Regent Park Film Festival
Ô Criatura: Navigating (Dis)location. Dir. Andréa Monteiro, 2019, Canada, 9 min.
Vivir. Dir. Rex Córdova, 2019, Mexico/Canada, 20 min.
Paperthin. Dir. Lucia Florez, 2019, Peru, 16min.
Notes from CARA. Dir. Filippo Gobbato, Alessia Foraggio, Claudio Selicato, Paolo Rosi, Giacomo Fausti, & Sarah Mathon, 2019, Italy, 30 min.
Image: still from Notes from CARA, Dir. Filippo Gobbato, Alessia Foraggio, Claudio Selicato, Paolo Rosi, Giacomo Fausti, Sarah Mathon.