We are in it features visceral scenes from the everyday lives of Karla, Serges, Hussein, Nancy and Tutu. For all of them, Houston is their common space of struggle, pleasure, and shelter. For them, Houston is a second, third or even fourth city of residence, both home and metropolis of hostility. Here, they are safe, restless, part of a diaspora that struggles to find meaning beyond labels of foreigner, immigrant, undocumented, alien, and refugee.
we are in it, July 2016
Filmed in Houston, Texas
Running Time: 107min
Digital Frame rate 23.976
Screening format: DCP
Language: English, Arabic, Burmese, Swahili
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Directed by Yehuda Sharim
Produced by Yan Digilov and the Firestarter Group
Edited by Abbigail Vandersnick
Camera Operation Yehuda Sharim & Luis Afable
Translation and Subtitles Lorena Alvarado and Abbigail Vandersnick
Post Production Sound Scott Szabo
Post Production Picture Ryan Nguyen
Post Production Assistant Picture Dan Diaz
Cast (in order of appearance): Hussein Alkhudari, Karla de Jesus, Tu Tu, Serges Amani, and Nancy Adossi.
Supporters: Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Humanities Research Center, Center for Civic Leadership, Rice University Part of Houston in Motion.
IN THE PRESS:
"Film Spotlights Houston Refugees' Stories" – Jewish Herald Voice
"In Houston, a filmmaker tries to understand the city’s mélange of refugees" – The Urban Edge
"A Voice for Houston's Refugees" – Rice Magazine
"Migrant Ironies: Migrants Hope for Life Without Limitations in Houston" – The Feminist Wire
See also: Houston in Motion