Ways of Being Home

Upcoming 2019 – Various formats, color, sound. TRT: 80 min. approx.


Ways of Being Home continues and expands Cornejo Sotelo’s examination of displacement, marginalization, and belonging, this time from the perspective of the Mexican community living in Northfield. The film steers away from facts and figures favoring instead a hybrid approach that blurs the line between documentary and fiction. Ways of Being Home follows a nonlinear narrative that freely combines interviews, reenactments, animated sequences, video letters, and portraits of Northfield and Maltrata, the town which most of the Mexicans in Northfield left in order to come north.