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Home is Somewhere Else (D: Carlos Hagerman, Jorge Villalobos)

Identity is at the heart of the Intersection program, with films that consider who we are and how we interact with the world. Examining the struggles and triumphs within various communities helps us to better understand ourselves and others.The docs in this program look at the overlap of identities. An intersectional perspective does not reduce someone to a single label. Instead, it looks at the identity of an individual or a community as nuanced and complex creating a more fulsome picture of who they really are.

Every year, the Intersection program wraps up with a special film, offered for a limited time, in recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8).

The 2024 edition of the Intersection program will run from February 5 to March 8. Films and booking information will be announced in January.

Questions? Contact Elspeth Arbow
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2023 Films

Bangla Surf Girls

*Important: Only available March 6–10
  • D: Elizabeth D. Costa
  • Bangladesh
  • 2021
  • 86 min
Recommended for grades 7-12

Home Is Somewhere Else

  • D: Carlos Hagerman, Jorge Villalobos
  • Mexico, USA
  • 2022
  • 83 min
  • English & Spanish with English subtitles
Recommended for grades 5-12

Only I Can Hear

  • D: Itaru Matsui
  • Canada, Japan
  • 2020
  • 52 min
  • English, Japanese & ASL with English subtitles
Recommended for grades 5-12
Out There

Out There

  • D: Sebastien Hills-Esbrand
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 13 min
Recommended for grades 5-12
Small Town Pride

Small Town Pride

  • D: Chelle Turingan, Riley Sparks
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 60 min


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