Immigration

Directed by Joseph Puleo

“America’s Last Little Italy” explores the deep historic roots of the Hill, St. Louis’ iconic Italian…

Stories of deportees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants from Latin America.

This double bill of near-feature-length shorts explores the lives of two icons of music and movies who…

Directed by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor

As her small, blue-collar city struggles to emerge from the opioid epidemic and gets caught up in battles…

Directed by Justin Feltman & Razi Jafri

Hamtramck, Mich. — part of the Detroit area — is a place built by immigrants. The city thrived thanks to…

Directed by Sonia Nassery Cole

“I Am You” offers an insider’s look at the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan and the tragedy of its refugees.…

Directed by Carlos R. Betancourt & Oscar Ernesto Ortega

After risking his life crossing the Florida Straits on a raft, young Ernesto searches Miami for his…

Tales from around the globe about people seeking — but not always finding — better lives in new countries…

Janet "Lovey" Herrmann, who programmed the first SLIFF shorts program and continues to help evaluate…

Directed by Conor Allyn

This modern Western — which pointedly addresses contemporary immigration issues — is inspired by the real-…

Directed by Mehmet Bahadir Er & Maryna Er Gorbach

Turkish soldier Ismet (Cem Bender), who served at the border as a commander of the Coast Guard, has…

Directed by Alex Bayer, Jonathan Mann & Mary Anne Rothberg

In “The Oratorio,” filmmaker Martin Scorsese helps tell the story of an 1826 performance that forever…

Directed by Michelle Grace Steinberg

A work of timely urgency, director Michelle Grace Steinberg’s “A Place to Breathe” toggles between…

Directed by Mariko Bobrik

In this story about love, misunderstanding, and food, Vietnamese cook Long struggles to fit into a…