BELONGINg BETWEEN CULTURES



I always had difficulty understanding what belonging meant and how people could achieve such inner peace. I would constantly wonder if it was just me that had these thoughts, if it was just me that wanted to belong and not just fit in. People from different backgrounds, with a different skin color, different hairstyle, a religion that is portrayed poorly, or a country that is always being stereotyped; how did they feel about belonging? Did they experience it? If so, how did they achieve it? To better understand belonging, I interviewed artists with experiences and backgrounds similar to mine—people from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

This short documentary has been selected to be screened on Oregon Public Broadcast (OPB) - Oregon Lens.