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Traces of Home - Documentary Film Kickstarter Launch Party!

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1545 West 18th Street

Chicago, IL 60608

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Come celebrate the launch of Traces of Home’s Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for production in Mexico! Limited tickets will also be sold at the door.

Inspired to answer questions about her own biracial origins, Director Colette Ghunim is embarking on a journey with her parents, Hosni and Iza, back to Palestine and Mexico to locate their original homes decades after they were forced to leave them. Learn more at the Traces of Home's website and watch the trailer here.

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.

Film Synopsis:

In 1948, when Hosni was four years old, settlers forced his family to flee their village in Palestine, taking only what they could carry on their 12-hour walk to Lebanon. He ended up moving to the United States, where he met his wife, Iza. Iza was born in Mexico City in 1954, her father a well-known tailor for celebrities. However, behind closed doors, Iza’s father was a troubled alcoholic, severely beating his wife whenever he got drunk. After years of abuse, Iza’s mother fled Mexico with her children, barely escaping death from her violent husband. Traces of Home is a feature-length documentary that explores how immigrants and refugees’ pasts shape their current realities in the United States. The movie will also document Colette’s personal journey, as she answers questions about how migration and generational trauma shaped her own upbringing as a first-generation American.

If you are unable to make it, you can donate directly to the Kickstarter, which will launch September 4!

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