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Screening und Diskussion des Films "Seeds of All Things"

Amerika Haus e.V. NRW and the University of Wuppertal cordially invite you to the
Screening and Discussion of the film “Seeds of All Things”
filmmaker Yehuda Sharim PhD, University of California, Merced

Yehuda Sharim is a scholar, filmmaker, and an Assistant Professor in the Program of Global Art Studies, University of California, Merced. He directed two films, We Are In It (2016) and Lessons In Seeing (2017), prior to his latest work, Seeds of All Things (2018). His films, which appeared in various film festivals and universities worldwide, provide a comparative study of immigration and displacement, shedding light on the changing constructions of home, nation, and belonging. In his upcoming film, Hana’s Ocean (October 2019), he explores the challenges of displacement and border-crossing from the perspective of refugee youth.

Abstract “Seeds of All Things”

Seeds of All Things looks at the experiences of migrant communities moving through a health clinic in Southwest Houston. In a city known to be the most diverse in America, that corner is home to the highest concentration of immigrant communities from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Central America. HOPE Clinic is a haven for newcomers in need of spiritual, emotional, and physical healing. The clinic is staffed almost entirely by migrants and led by powerful, compassionate women who try to build a culture of care amid the extreme bureaucracy of American healthcare systems.  

Filming begins just days before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, when the lives of immigrants are regarded in simplified terms. How much do they cost us? How many of them are terrorists? Are they willing to assimilate? The most pressing questions for patients at HOPE Clinic, however, are far more personal. Is my child ill? How do I lower my blood pressure? How do I pay for this operation?

Free entrance! The event will be held in English. Registration is not necessary.

Ort: CityKirche Elberfeld | Kirchplatz 2 | 42103 Wuppertal