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Northside: Place, Memory & Belonging (2014)

Short, Documentary   |   41 Mins.

Northside is a documentary film that explores the comparative experiences of new Americans who have settled on Syracuse's Northside over the last 100 years.  Drawing from the stories of a recently resettled Somalian refugee and two first generation Italian-Americans, the film questions the politics of space, memory, and belonging - and presents both the similarities and differences in the struggle to adapt to new ways of being across culture and time.

Produced by Julie Ficarra

Accolades:

  • 2017 Conference Screening - International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (Galway, Ireland)

  • 2015 Conference Screening - American Educational Studies Association (San Antonio, TX)

  • 2015 Special Screening with panel discussion - Syracuse International Film Festival (Syracuse, NY)

  • 2015 Official Selection - Syracuse International Film Festival (Syracuse, NY)

  • 2015 Special Screening - Syracuse University Program for Refugee Assistance