From Here


June 12, 2020June 20, 2020
(All day) /
New York digital edition
Film available to stream across the US from June 11-20
June 14, 2020
8:00 PM /
New York digital edition
Live Q&A on Sunday, June 14, 8:00 PM EDT w/ filmmaker Christina Antonakos-Wallace, HRW's US Program Senior Researcher Grace Meng, and special guests
QA Session with the Filmmaker
Closed-Captioning available
Join us for a digital film festival screening + live Q&A. 
Watch the film at your own pace, or join us for a shared viewing experience: 
Sunday, June 14 
US audiences can tune in to watch the film along with us on our festival's streaming site
6:25 PM EDT – Start watching the film
8:00 PM EDT – Join us for a live Q&A w/ filmmaker Christina Antonakos-Wallace and others 
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Film description: 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)

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.