Generation One

IF/Then Short Documentary Program | 2017 (Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival)

Generation One (formerly titled Bridges) is a short documentary that explores the lives of the children of Arab immigrants as they navigate life in their tight-knit community and life in mainstream society. It explains the realizations that they come to, the conflicts that they encounter, and the resolutions that they arrive at in searching for an identity between the hyphens. The stylistic approach of this film is poetic and artistic, combining symbolic imagery and abstract visuals with interview. 

Sohib Boundaoui Sohib Boundaoui
Director

Sohib Boundaoui is a filmmaker based in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Biology, and has since been working as an Associate Producer... more»

Assia Boundaoui Assia Boundaoui
Producer

Assia Boundaoui is an Algerian-American journalist and filmmaker based in Chicago. She has reported for the BBC, NPR, AlJazeera, VICE, CNN and was the recipient of a first place Mark of... more»