Ascension Outreach & Resistance Cinema present Long Way From Home on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. This film focuses on the inner lives of three remarkable young women who move between two very different worlds – life at home and life at school in New York City. Out of the specific stories of each girl stem larger questions of race, class and girlhood – all of which are seen as being critical to the building of an inclusive society. The documentary filmmaker Kavery Kaul will be with us to guide our post-screening discussion. Born in India and brought up in the US, Kaul’s cultural background is unbounded. Her films’ characters challenge assumptions about who they are – straddling multi-layered realities and apparent contradictions, shattering barriers between “them” and “us”. This documentary Long Way from Home has been described as “a complex web that asks America very basic questions about religion, diversity, tolerance, and how serious we are about any of them.”
Kavery is a graduate of Harvard and the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts awards and multiple New York State Council on the Arts grants. Please join us for a film that is both powerful and deeply sensitive followed by an informal discussion. This will be our holiday event, so bring your friends and some snacks or finger food to share if you can!