Field Session: Genealogy


Compass Inc Sun, Mar 5, 2023 12:00 PM


Persian-American director Sierra Urich (Joonam) and Danish-Pakistani director Anita Mathal Hopland (Moosa Lane) aim their cameras to examine their family’s immigrant, intergenerational stories. They grapple with the distance from their motherlands and cultures through intimate, raw personal stories and nuanced conversations. Both filmmakers will discuss their impetus towards first-person narratives, uncovering the proximity of ancestry and challenge of belonging.