Freep Film Festival - Nowhere Near

April 14 2024 | 1:00pm

Top half of an older Asian man's face on a dark blue cloudy background.

A poetic essay film through the lens of an undocumented immigrant becoming disillusioned by their future in the United States and deciding to return to an estranged homeland. “Nowhere Near” tracks down the origin of a family curse backtracking through the post 9/11 era, the US occupation of the Philippines and the spiritual conquest of the Spanish empire. The film is a years-long diary towards understanding the causes of migration to the United States, though ultimately this odyssey deviates far from the expected course.

This film is part of the Asian American Pacific Islander Film Series, produced in collaboration with American Citizens for Justice, with support from Rising Voices and funding from the Ford Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission. 

The AAPI series was curated by Razi Jafri, a Detroit-based documentary filmmaker.

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