Where We Belong
Where We Belong is an hour long documentary that delves into orphan issues in Uganda, Africa. It conveys the inner workings of two orphan related non-profit organizations in Jinja, Uganda. Through interviews and observational footage, Where We Belong explores the relationships between Western and Ugandan workers, perspectives on domestic and international adoption, the daily life at an orphanage for children with disabilities and the influence of Western charities on the region.
Where We Belong premiered at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY and screened at Messiah College's Parmer Cinema as part of their 2013 Humanities Symposium. It also won the Jury Prize at the 2014 DIY Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA, a Golden Award at the World Film Festival, was presented at the 2014 UFVA Conference, and is an official selection at the Flagship City International Film Festival in Erie, PA as well as ArtsFest in Harrisburg, PA.