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Mar 8, 2019
Mar 8, 2019
segal theatre

Photo by Steve Gunther at CalArts

Friday 8 | 1:00pm | Segal Theatre

US | 2018 | 26 minutes | directed by Marissa Chibas

Finding Shelter shares the stories of several unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United States and how their stories were made in to a play. The documentary focuses on the experiences these young people had making their journey, their two year long involvement with the play, as well as how the lives of the creative team were changed. Shelter received national attention and was performed in Lincoln Park, several conferences and community centers, and the Kennedy Center. It is narrated by one of the girls who was interviewed for the play, and who is now going to college to be an engineer.

Photo by Ani Kazandijan

Marissa Chibas is a writer, performer, filmmaker and recipient of the TCG Fox Fellowship in Distinguished Achievement. Her solo show Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, has toured the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. Her silent film/performance piece, Clara’s Los Angeles, was presented at REDCAT’s NOW festival and the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Marissa is on the Theater School faculty at CalArts where she heads the initiative Duende Calarts. For Duende she conceived and Shelter, which premiered at Lincoln Park and was presented at the Kennedy Center, now a documentary titled Finding ShelterShelter was published by NoPassport Press and her solo play is included in the Routledge Press second edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color. She is currently collaborating with Octavio Solis on a multi disciplinary theater project titled Scene With Cranes.