If I Were Any Further Away I’d Be Closer to Home
Directed by Rajee Samarasinghe
A silent poem reflecting on the place of a mother’s birth and her first traces on earth. A generational portrait of South Asian “makers” becomes a perceptual voyage into memory, experience, and touch.
Rajee Samarasinghe is a Sri Lankan visual artist. He received his BFA from the University of California San Diego and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Rajee’s work has been exhibited at venues internationally.
Producers: Rajee Samarasinghe, Milani Samarasinghe
Director: Rajee Samarasinghe
Writer: Rajee Samarasinghe
Cinematographer: Rajee Samarasinghe
Editor: Rajee Samarasinghe
Silence: Joshua Gen Solondz
Shorts Programs / 92 minsFrom rigorously meditative to annoyingly talky, the quality of talk — or in some cases the absence of it — distinguishes this set of uniquely visionary short works. At turns deeply personal to pointedly political, how the characters in these works “talk it out” invites one and all to follow along. — Abraham Ferrer