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Diaspora: Identity and the Pathos of Global Labor

Tidal forces of capitalist economy, war, and colonialism result in many dimensions of displacement. Cultures clash and merge, political economies reformulate into webs of interdependence stretching around the globe, and human beings are flung far from their places or origin. This program will explore diaspora through the lens of personal identity, within the context of a global labor market.

Co-Presented by FaCine

Tickets: $12


  • Kathleen Coll, Professor of Anthropology and Politics, USF
  • Jethro Patalinghug, Film maker and Associate Artistic Director of FaCine
  • Moderator: Robin Abad Ocubillo,  SFUFF Program Producer

Curated by Robin Abad Ocubillo

CM credits pending

In this program

Shrine in a small room

Letter to the Outsider

Directed by Dorothy Cheung

The short film is based on a letter transgresses the boundary of inside and outside, here and there….

We shouldn't destroy the boat.

Children of Spring

Directed by Dusan Solomun

In this experimental doc, Syrian refugees in Germany re-enact their journey across the Mediterranean Sea.

Young person looks at tarp-like material


Directed by Dekel Berenson

In an impoverished country, rife with contradiction, a young girl is torn between her obligation to her family and the influence of foreign visitors.

Dates & Times