Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Far From Home

Year: 2014
Country: ARGENTINA, CANADA, ITALY, USA, UGANDA
Run Time: 73 minutes

Far From Home
Far From Home
Far From Home
Far From Home

Born in Uganda, Brolin Mawejje had a childhood plagued with hardships. His abusive father drove his mother to flee the country, leaving her son and two daughters behind. Soon, Brolin became the target of his dad's anger and aggression. Finally, when Brolin was ten, his mom, now in the United States, was able to bring her children to live with her. That didn't last long, though. Brolin was bounced to various homes, never able to truly settle. While America offered a world of opportunity, his feelings of abandonment were hard to overcome. He channeled those emotions into skateboarding, a passion that eventually helped him make friends. Through them, he discovered snowboarding, a sport that would change his life. It planted a dream in his head: a goal to make it to the Olympics. The documentary FAR FROM HOME follows Brolin on that journey, while also capturing his growth as a young adult. Watching Brolin rise above his circumstances is incredibly inspiring. Snowboarding provides a good analogy for life: if you get knocked down, just keep getting back up. – E.F

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:40 PM -
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:55 PM

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2:40 PM -
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Sidebar
African Diaspora

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Related Daily Postings
Daring to Dream: Ugandan Native Pursues Olympic Dream in Snowboarding

Director
Galen Knowles

Galen Knowles hails from Salt Lake City, Utah. He's 21 years old and is studying at Westminster College. Knowles previously worked as a cameraman for The Weather Channel. He funded FAR FROM HOME using the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter.

Filmography
FAR FROM HOME (2014)

Producer
Philip Hessler

Screenwriting
Philip Hessler

Cinematography
Galen Knowles, Gabe Veenendaal, Philip Hessler

Editing
Galen Knowles, Philip Hessler

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