by Carolyn Classen, blogger
“Home Is Somewhere Else is a fascinating animated feature documentary providing a window into the hearts and minds of immigrant youth and their undocumented families.
The film features three personal stories about immigrant youth to highlight the complexities and challenges they face today. Voiced by the actual children and their families, the stories are woven together by spoken word poet Lalo “El Deportee”, the film’s host and MC whose vibrant “Spanglish” breaks codes, switches standards, and pushes the viewer to decipher his poems. Each story has its own unique visual animation style drawn by three different teams. The animation allows us to truly see and feel these characters’ worst nightmares, alongside their colorful hopes and dreams for a better future.
Q&A with director Carlos Hagerman Cinema Tucsón is presented by Cinema Tropical and the UA Center for Latin American Studies, in partnership with the Fox Tucson Theatre and the Consulate General of Mexico in Tucson. It is sponsored by Rio Nuevo, La Estrella Bakery, SplitSeed Productions and the UA Deparment of Spanish and Portuguese. Media Sponsors are 92.5 FM Urbana, La Poderosa 105.3 FM, and KXCI 91.3 FM. With the support of Film Tucson, Visit Tucson, and Godat Design. Additional support by the Tucson Museum of Art and Borderlands Brewery.”