Softly In All Directions

Institute History

  • 2019 Sundance Documentary Film Grant


A record of living history, an exploration of family lineage, and a probing of memory. Weaving together a tapestry of stories that traverse migration, political repression, and desire, the film combines a poetic and investigative approach that explores how trauma and transformation reverberate across generations.


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