BY VELINA HASU HOUSTON AND ALEX MCSWEENEY
Two separate stories of migration WHERE SHADOW CHASES LIGHT by Velina Hasu Houston and FRAGMENTS by Alex McSweeney explore a common theme in CROSSING BORDERS - an international exploration of two cultures and their paths of immigration. The two cultures, Japanese and Iranian, make their way to new frontiers in North America (to Canada) and in the United Kingdom (to London). Three generations of a Japanese Canadian family – a grandmother in Japan, her son who emigrates to Canada, and her Japanese Canadian grandson who is fully assimilated into Canadian life is interwoven with the fragmented recollections of a young Iranian man constructing the fractured memories of his childhood in Tehran propelled by a treasured picture that links his brother and father, and his new London existence and beyond. These moving, funny, and heroic tales are the universal story of migration - of leaving something behind for the promise of a better future.
Saturday June 16th at 2:00pm and 8:00pm and Sunday June 17th at 2:00pm