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WorldTalks Online Documentary Screening

I AM HOME by Sitwat Hashmi - WorldTalks Documentary Screening

Join us to watch Sitwat Hashmi's documentary “‘iinaa bialmanzil - انا بالمنزل” I AM HOME on transnational youth and their rights in the Gulf Cooperation Council region. The documentary explores complex questions of identity, belonging and citizenship of young people that migrated with their families

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I AM HOME by Sitwat Hashmi - WorldTalks Documentary Screening
I AM HOME by Sitwat Hashmi - WorldTalks Documentary Screening

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27 jan 2021, 20:00 CET

WorldTalks Online Documentary Screening

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Join us to watch Sitwat Azhar Hashmi's documentary, “‘iinaa bialmanzil - انا بالمنزل” (I AM HOME), to explore complex questions about home, identity, belonging and citizenship through the eyes of transnational youth residing in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. 

The documentary delves into the GCC region’s Kafala System as it exists today by exploring the ‘temporary’ status of transnational youth born or residing in the region from infancy. Presently, such transnational youth in the GCC region risk family separation and deportation due to their legal status of ‘temporary residents’, a status that averages a duration of 20 years without a comprehensible path to naturalization or permanent residency.  

The screening will be followed by a discussion between Sitwat Hashmi and guest speakers that participated in the movie.

Guest speakers

Dr Neha Vora is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology & Sociology at Lafayette College. Her research and teaching interests include migration, citizenship, higher education, South Asian and Muslim diasporas, gender, liberalism, political economy, and the state, in the Arabian Peninsula region and in the United States. She is the author of Impossible Citizens: Dubai’s Indian Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2013) and Teach for Arabia: American Universities, Liberalism, and Transnational Qatar (Stanford University Press, 2018). She has also recently published a co-authored book with Ahmed Kanna and Amelie Le Renard, Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula (Cornell University Press, 2020).

Dr Matthew B. Longo is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Leiden University. His research sits on the intersection of political theory and international relations, and focuses on several critical issues in global politics—borders, sovereignty, and security—or how states react to the challenges posed by terrorism and immigration.

Before joining the faculty at Leiden, he was the Clayman Junior Research Fellow in Politics and Political Ideas at St Anne’s College, Oxford. He received his PhD with distinction from Yale University in 2014 and was awarded the American Political Science Association's Leo Strauss Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Political Philosophy.

His book, The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. His work has also been published in the American Journal of Political Science and Democratization, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and has been featured in the Washington Post and National Public Radio.

Elizabeth Wiese, PhD

Elizabeth Wiese-Batista Pinto was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She graduated in psychology at the University of Sao Paulo, obtained her Master in Clinical Psychology and her PhD. in Science of Human Communication Disorders in the Federal University of Sao Paulo (1995). Besides her work psychotherapist she was a professor in the Clinical Psychology Department of the Institute of Psychology of the University of Sao Paulo (until 2003), teaching and supervising BSc, MSc and PhD students.

Dr. Wiese did a post-doc in the Child Psychiatry Clinic of the University of Geneva, in Switzerland and was visiting Professor at the University of Rouen, in France. She is a specialist in Transcultural Psychiatry by the University of Paris 13.

As a result of her researches she published numerous articles in national and international referred journals about children and adolescents emotional development, transcultural psychotherapy and related subjects. Dr. Wiese has migrated to the Netherlands in 2003, where she has worked as psychotherapist at the International Centre for Victims of War, Trauma and Political Violence and at the Infant Psychiatry and from 2008 to 2020 she was Associate Professor of Psychology at the University College Roosevelt, the Honours College of Utrecht University, in Middelburg, the Netherlands ( She has double nationality – Brazilian and Dutch – since 2008.


  • 45 minuten

    Documentary screening: I AM HOME by Sitwat Hashmi

  • 15 minuten

    Interview of the Filmmaker Sitwat Hashmi

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