13. December 2017 - 19:00 till 22:00
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Film: From Nowhere (Presented with the ACLU of Maine) | SPACE Gallery | Wednesday, 13. December 2017

Three undocumented teenagers — a Dominican girl, an African boy and a Peruvian girl — are just about to graduate high school in the Bronx. Like most teenagers, all they want to do is hang with their friends, fall in love, and figure out where to go to college; but unlike their American classmates, these three live with the threat of being discovered by the authorities and deported. When one of their teachers connects them with a lawyer to help them get their papers, the teens start to dig into their family histories to assist their immigration cases. As they continue to deal with the everyday problems of adolescence, the teenagers are forced to confront their past and, at the same time, fight for their future.

Presented with the ACLU of Maine
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  • Film stills "From Nowhere"
  • “From Nowhere” seems a particularly apt title for an affecting drama about characters trying to maintain a low profile while trapped in limbo. The three immigrants at the heart of the story don’t remember much, or even care, about their countries of origin. But they cannot yet feel safely at home in a place where — if they trust the wrong person, or blunder into the wrong situation — they will be rejected. And then ejected."
  • The last film in our Freedom Side Series, From Nowhere is an eye-opening film about immigration and growing up in the Bronx.