In Transit

In Transit

This film series chronicles experiences of flux both individual and collective. Visibility itself is political—thus this collection of films, which depict in palpable, personal, sensory detail the extraordinary measures taken by ordinary people with no fixed location.

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  • Acasa, My Home

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    Radu Ciorniciuc • Romania-Germany • 2020 • A family living on the fringes of Romanian society.

    The Enache family has lived in the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta for nearly two decades. Gica and Niculina’s nine children spent their childhoods sleeping in a hut on the lakeshore...

  • Fatima

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    Philippe Faucon • 2015 • France • Based on the poetry of Moroccan poet Fatima Elayoubi

    Fatima is of North-African descent. Having relocated to France, she works as a cleaning lady so she can help pay her daughters' way through school, providing them with opportunities that were n...

  • Fire at Sea

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    Gianfranco Rosi • 2016 • Italy

    A small fishing town emerges as the nexus of the refugee crisis.

    Halfway between Sicily and the coast of Tunisia lies a tiny island with a dwindling full-time population of several thousand. As the island denizens go about their business, distress...

  • In Between Days

    So Yong Kim • Canada-South Korea-USA • 2006 • Capturing the loneliness facing teenage immigrants.

    Aimie’s family has recently immigrated from South Korea. They live in a bleak, wintry town in North America, their isolation underscored by the layers of snow that fall seemingly without end. Aimie...

  • Last Train Home

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    Lixin Fan • 2009 • China • Each year 130 million Chinese migrant workers make the journey back home.

    An experience of the world's largest human migration: Chinese New Year.

    Zhang Changhua and Chen Suqin rise early each day to work at a clothing factory, sewing together garments f...

  • The Forgotten Kingdom

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    Andrew Mudge • United States & South Africa • 2013 • A young man must fulfill a father's dying wish

    Atang lives an aimless life in the slums of Johannesburg. When his father passes away, he wishes only to be buried in the rural mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Atang thus returns to t...

  • What Will People Say

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    Iram Haq • 2017 • Norway • Nisha is sent to live in a small village 200 miles from Islamabad.

    Sixteen year-old Nisha lives in Oslo. At home, she adheres to the conservative values of her Pakistani family; with her friends, Nisha is an average Norwegian teenager. When Nisha's fat...

  • Who Is Dayani Cristal?

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    Marc Silver • Mexico-UK • 2013 • An embedded migrant journey to retrace the steps of the missing.

    The Arizona desert is a harsh and unforgiving landscape, without shade or water, that serves as the crossing point for many illegal migrants from Mexico to America. One day an unid...