From Here


March 13, 2020
2:00 PM /
*Relaxed Screening* Relaxed Screenings are ideal for neurodiverse customers and anyone who would benefit from a more informal approach to noise and movement in the space. There will be no Q&A to follow this screening.
March 17, 2020
6:00 PM /
March 18, 2020
6:20 PM /

Open Captioning, British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation for post-screening discussions at the Barbican Cinema 2 and Regent Street Cinema. 

From Here is a hopeful story of Tania, Sonny, Miman, and Akim - artists and activists based in Berlin and New York whose lives and futures hang in the balance of immigration and integration debates. As the US and Germany grapple with racism, nationalism, and a fight against diversity, our protagonists move from their 20s into their 30s and face major turning points in their lives: fighting for citizenship, starting families, and finding room for creative expression. Spanning a decade in two of the world’s largest centres of immigration, this sensitive and nuanced documentary captures their journeys to define what it means to “belong” in societies that are increasingly hostile to their existence.

“In the face of nationalism, we need narratives that connect us to our interdependence, challenge our assumptions, and open our imagination. The stories in From Here invite viewers to engage with—rather than retreat from—our global reality.”
- Christina Antonakos-Wallace, director, From Here

UK Advisory (12A)

A Relaxed Screening of From Here without Q&A will take place at the Barbican Cinema 3 at 14.00 on 13 March. This screeining will not be followed by a Q&A.

Schools and colleges interested in bringing students aged 15+ to the festival screening of From Here at the Barbican Cinema 2 on March 18 should contact

Christina Antonakos-Wallace
Country of Production: 
United States
English, German, Spanish, Punjabi, Romani, Vietnamese, Open Captioned in English
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Christina Antonakos-Wallace

Christina Antonakos-Wallace (Director) is an award winning filmmaker and cultural organizer whose practice is centered around facilitating conversations about migration, racism and belonging. Her short films and interactive work has been exhibited in over a dozen countries–in diverse contexts from schools, to festivals, to corporations. Awards include the Euromedia Award for Culture & Diversity (2011), a Media that Matters Change Maker Award (2012), and recognition from the German Alliance for Democracy and Tolerance (2015). From Here is her first feature-length documentary.