Film Screening & Storytelling Session – »From Here«

17.11.2023, 19:00 – 22:00, Startbahn, Berlin

We’re happy to invite you to »From Here« (USA/GER | 2020 | 89'), a film screening and storytelling session, along with the filmmakers Christina Antonakos-Wallace and Olga Gerstenberger and the protagonists Tania Mattos and Miman Jasarovski. »From Here« is a film documentary set in both Berlin and New York and directed by Christina Antonakos-Wallace. 

Join us and experience a film that inspires change and awareness around migration, citizenship, and belonging! Register now!







On the weekend of November 17-19, 2023, the School of Transnational Organizing will host its non-public Winter Academy 2023, under the title »Moving at the Speed of Trust«. We have invited 50 activists, organizers, educators, researchers and artists from Europe and around the world who all dedicate their work to inquiring, re-thinking and building trust and solidarity within and between societies and/or social movements across and beyond Europe. Together we want to find answers to the question, what is to be done against the current political climate of general mistrust?

On Friday evening, as part of the only public gathering of the Winter Academy, we will host a film screening of the documentary movie »From Here« (USA/GER | 2020 | 89').

After the movie, we invite you to participate in small-circle discussions facilitated by the filmmakers and protagonists, and the »With Wings & Roots« team, and to reflect deeply on the topics of migration, belonging, and solidarity. Together, we will consider how these issues have shaped not only our own personal trajectories, but also the arc of political organizing that drives our activisms, and what we are building towards.

The screening will be in English and German with English and German subtitles. The storytelling session will be held in English and German. Additionally, you will get the opportunity to experience an installation developed by »With Wings & Roots«.


About the Film »From Here«

»From Here« is a hopeful story of Tania, Sonny, Miman, and Akim - artists and activists based in Berlin and New York. Their lives and futures hang in the balance of immigration and integration debates. As the US and Germany grapple with racism, nationalism, and a fight over their national identities, our protagonists move from their 20s into their 30s and face major turning points in their lives: fighting for citizenship, starting families, and finding room for creative expression. Spanning a decade in two of the world’s largest centers of immigration, this sensitive and nuanced documentary captures their journeys. They redefine what it means to “belong” in societies that are increasingly hostile to their existence. FROM HERE offers four distinct visions of resistance and resilience – showing not only their struggle, but enormous power.



  • 18:30 – Arrival & Welcome
  • 19:00 – Opening & Film Screening
  • 21:00 – Storytelling Sessions facilitated by the filmmakers & protagonists
  • 21:45 – Closing & Farewell 
  • 22:00 – Meet & Drink

Please note: the Childcare Section will be open from 18:30 until 22:00, through advanced registration only. 




In Cooperation With

From Here

PASS(t) uns allen

With Wings & Roots


With the Support of

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb)