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BEYOND BORDERED HISTORIES

Directed by Zaynah Waseem

In collaboration with VC Archives, Beyond Bordered Histories is an audio-visual multimedia exhibit honoring and exploring the intricate narratives that contribute to the personal and communal fabric of belonging to a diasporic community. Through the use of archival photographs, the exhibit touches upon themes of memory, remembrance, belonging, and intergenerational knowledge by exploring the diasporic histories of Chinese-American, Filipino-American, and South Asian-Americans as they carve out spaces of home and cultural identity away from their respective motherlands. In conversation with the archival photographs are the moving images illuminating the passing down of culture, stories, and memories from one generation to the next.

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FROM KARACHI, WITH LOVE

Directed by Zaynah Waseem

Following conversations between the filmmaker, her parents, and a local driver during one winter afternoon in Karachi, the film uncovers the bittersweet experience of communities who settle abroad, and return to a city that, like them, has changed through the years.

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ARMED WITH A CAMERA VOL. 2024

Join us in a special opening night with a program of films by the Armed with a Camera (AWC) Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists class of 2024.