Immigrant at Home
Directed by Sufian Abulohom, Immigrant at Home is an earnest documentary about Safa, a first-generation Arab-American exploring her dual identity, while pursuing her dreams of comedy stand-up. Abulohom succeeds at using his own experiences as a first-generation Yemeni living in America to form a connection between the lens and the subject. This documentary isn't a disjointed perspective from the outside looking in, but a genuine insight into Safa's life. The atmosphere of Safa's home life and the presence of Safa's family and friends feels so natural. It's almost like you're there in the room, rather than peering through a screen.
Check out the trailer for this UKFRF 2020 Official Selection.