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Where We Come From

Home will always call out to you, no matter where you go. The story of a couple meeting in modern-day New York is intimately entangled with the histories of their parents’ first loves in the Virgin Islands and Ghana. In County Mayo, Ireland, the daily lives of long-time residents are threaded through with loss, disillusion, and dark humor. Meanwhile, the women of Alaska find themselves unable to escape the cold emotional wilderness of their home state, even when they move south. Join Tiphanie Yanique (Monster in the Middle), Colin Barrett (Homesickness), and Leigh Newman (Nobody Gets Out Alive) for a conversation about the places that make us. Moderated by Sarah High (

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