“They promised us we could go back. Now, we are not even allowed to enter the country.”
Inspired to answer questions about her origins, biracial filmmaker Colette Ghunim embarks on a journey with her parents, Hosni and Iza, back to Palestine and Mexico to locate the homes they were forced to abandon. Traces of Home is a feature-length documentary that explores what it means to be both an immigrant and an American.
As her parents’ flames of displacement continue to burn decades later, Colette Ghunim examines the effect of never wanting to leave one’s home country in the first place.
Sponsored by Kartemquin Films, Traces of Home is currently in pre-production and raising funds to film in both Mexico and Palestine by the end of 2019. All contributions will go towards hiring the film crew, as well as travel and accommodations.
Join Traces of Home at the Kickstarter Launch Party!
A celebration of Mexican culture at La Luz Gallery!
|Sat, September 7, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM CDT
|La Luz Gallery
1545 West 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Come celebrate the launch of Traces of Home’s Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for production in Mexico!
We filmed in Palestine in this past March, and we are now raising $35,000 to complete the second half of production in Mexico in January 2020, where we will embark on a search to find Director Colette Ghunim’s mother’s home in Mexico City.
The Kickstarter launch party will include a night of celebrating Mexican culture in the heart of Pilsen with food, DJ dancing, a raffle, a live Kickstarter raise, and screening of the new trailer for Traces of Home. Limited tickets will also be sold at the door.