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  • Working class Kaya and his family face a hard choice when invited back to wealthy San Francisco.

    Working class Kaya and his family face a hard choice when invited back to wealthy San Francisco.

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    Still from Remigration

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The Film

Upon returning to their countryside cabin one day, Kaya, his wife Helen, and their daughter Naomi are confronted by two suited men: representatives of the San Francisco Remigration Program. The men explain that San Francisco is now occupied entirely by the wealthy class. But stoplights still burn out and trains occasionally jump their rails. Blue-collar labor isn’t obsolete, but it’s scarce. The city has created a program to “remigrate” long-gone working class families from their inland homes back to the city that once pushed them out. Kaya, Helen, and Naomi return to San Francisco and join a handful of other potential remigrants for a tour of what can be expected in their new lives. But can they learn to trust their old home once again?

The Filmmakers

  1. Barry JenkinsDirector
  2. Justin BarberProducer