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Counterpoints Arts

Sunday 21 June 2020

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



Home in Foreign Land – Post Viewing Online Discussion 



FREE (90 places only)


Arts and Culture, Film


Discussion of the issues arising from the documentary, Home in a Foreign Land, which tells the stories and dreams of various people who are experiencing forced emigration processes in Central America.  The documentary exposes the factors that force people to leave their countries, the increasingly violent and repressive control mechanisms that are imposed to try to stop migrants on the move, and the solidarity that emerges between migrants irrespective of borders.

The film is available to view online for free from Sunday 14 June, on this link:

This online discussion will take place via Zoom and will be presented by Armadillo Productions (independent film producers based in Manchester), in association with Community Arts North West.

Participants include:

  • Ivannia Villalobos (Costa Rica/ the film’s director) 
- Ivannia has been working at the State Distance University since 2008 making documentaries, educational videos and radio series. Among them: Home in a Foreign Land, Time of Sowing and Traces of Freedom.
  • Dr. Carlos Sandoval (Costa Rica/ the film’s producer) - Carlos’ book, Exclusion and Forced Migration in Central America: No More Walls (Palgrave, 2017), inspired the film and provided much of the research material necessary for its success. Dr. Sandoval García is a professor of communication studies at the University of Costa Rica.
  • Ana Lucía Cuevas (Guatemala /Armadillo Productions) - Freelance artist and director of The Echo of Pain of the Many.
  • Fred Coker (USA/UK / Armadillo Productions) - Teacher and cameraman, The Echo of Pain of the Many

Tickets: Tickets are free but are limited to 90 places only.

Please book on the following link: