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What connects us? THE UNIVERSALITY OF IT ALL, a feature-length documentary by Andrés Bronnimann, explores this simple yet complex question with profound perspective and intimate detail. Told through the lens of the filmmaker’s longtime friendship with Emad, a Yemeni refugee living in Vancouver, Bronniman examines the subject of human migration and how it relates to such varied topics as climate change, colonialism, neoliberalism, globalization, identity politics, fertility rates, wealth gaps, trade wars, terrorism, and the media.
Taking viewers on a journey around the world, the film analyzes various cases of migration using both an economic and historical viewpoint, arriving at the realization of our shared interconnectedness amidst the major events of the 21st century.
Armed with only a camera and computer, THE UNIVERSALITY OF IT ALL is the result of two years of passion, sacrifice, and determination by Bronnimann himself. His objective? To inspire young people across the globe to see the connections that all global and local issues have. “I believe that if more people are able to see the similarities and correlations that we all share, than perhaps we can find solutions to the pressing challenges ahead of us,” says Bronnimann. “I want to awaken the critical thinking of my generation, and this film is me doing everything I can to accomplish that.”
- Audio Commentary by filmmaker Andrés Bronnimann
- Official Trailer
PROGRAM INFORMATION Type: DVD/Digital (Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google) Running Time: 90 minutes Genre: World Cinema/Documentary Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Audio: Stereo