Preview Screening and Director’s Talk | Limited to SFAI Students, Faculty, and Staff
Four young people from different immigrant backgrounds challenge what it means to be American or German. WITH WINGS AND ROOTS juxtaposes the struggles around national identity in two cities at the epicenter of immigration debates – Berlin and New York. Filmed over seven years, the vérité documentary follows individuals coming of age against a backdrop of intensified immigration debates. A generation of artists and activists reimagine belonging for today’s globalized world. Director Christina Antonakos-Wallace is a filmmaker and activist working in the intersection of documentary, new media, and education. WITH WINGS AND ROOTS is a personal project that grew out of her own struggles with being raised in the Greek-American community and having questions about the intersections of migration, race and identity in her work for social justice.
A film & lecture series exploring immigrant and refugee experiences in Berlin.
Berlin: In(flux) seeks to address the recent, unabashed rise of racism and xenophobia in the US and Europe. Designed in tandem with the San Francisco Art Institute's faculty-led travel course Das Berlin-Projekt, led by Lasse Scherffig (Assistant Professor, Art & Technology) in Spring 2017, Berlin: In(flux) presents the opportunity to engage in a timely and important exchange on asylum-seeking, migration and diaspora using Berlin as a case study.
Image courtesy of the filmmaker.