You Are Here, A film by John Di Stefano Wednesday December 1, 2010, 18h Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 USA
YOU ARE HERE is an essayistic film that examines the search for home in an era of transnational displacement. As the son of immigrants, the filmmaker reflects on the shifting notions of home and belonging within the context of his ethnic origins, but also extends this into the realm of national and sexual identities and affiliations. The film chronicles his trajectory from his ancestral home in Italy, to his native Canada and beyond, and weaves a compelling and contemporary portrait shaped by memories of the past and the realities of the present.
Screenings: - Festival International du Documentaire FIDM (Marseille) - official competition - Documentary Edge Film Festival (New Zealand) - official competition - New Zealand Film Archive (Wellington) - Human Rights Film Festival (Sarajevo)
John Di Stefano is a visual artist, filmmaker, writer and curator, and postgraduate coordinator at the National Art School (Sydney). His artistic practice is situated at the intersection between the moving image, photography and installation. His video work has won several awards, including the New Vision Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival for his video (TELL ME WHY) THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF DISCO, which has also been broadcast on American public television (PBS). His video HUB was cited as one of the 'best of the year' by Artforum (New York) in its yearly international survey. He writes for international art and film publications and is presently the New Zealand editor for Art Asia Pacific (New York).