Borders and Belonging

Immigration is an act of faith. These shorts explore the stages of immigration, the memories of the homeland and how each stage of immigration informs the emotional lives of the humans who continue to leap into the unknown.

Co-presented by: APACEvotes

Be sure to also attend our special panel, Immigration, Migrant Justice, and Resources for Documented and Undocumented Immigrants on Sun, Feb 23, 2:00 pm. Tickets are for the panel are only $5. 


In this program


Directed by Asavari Kumar

Asavari is an Indian animator who responded to the 2016 election by bringing together collaborators and artists from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Copenhagen, New Delhi and Norwich to tell her immigration story. Passage is an international act of artmaking that reminds us that the need for representation in the entertainment and media industry is urgent.

The Mask from Home

Directed by Jordan Hwang

The first day of school in a new city is hard for any 13 year old, but April has newly immigrated from China with her mother. Disconnected from the world she’s known, a souvenir from China brings connection to her.


Directed by Leon Cheo

Angie and Danny are a Singaporean couple who are taking the last step in the naturalization process. Years of hard work culminate in the painful conclusion that they must renounce their citizenship in order to become American Citizens.

Day By Day

Directed by Eleanor Cho

Through found footage and an intimate interview, Eleanor Cho captures the essence of her mother’s immigration story. With a simple elegance and warmth, reflections on a life worth living are shared by Eleanor’s mother, Cho Youn Hi, as she accepts her Stage IV breast cancer diagnosis with grace.

End of Summer

Directed by Serena C Kuo

Dawn is driving to her first semester of college with her parents, Jian-Cherng and Marianne. Moving to the dorms is more than an innocuous family task for first generation immigrants, who feel the uncertainty and risk of separation in an immediate way.


Directed by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo

The Affordable Care Act explicitly denies undocumented immigrants access to healthcare. While laws in California have now made healthcare available for undocumented young people, undocumented adults continue to be excluded. COVER/AGE follows two organizers of the immigrant health justice movement in their efforts to expand health care to include undocumented elders

Dates & Times
Broadway Performance Hall

Sat, Feb 22
11:00 am