Exile and Belonging series: An award-winning animated, non-fiction reporting project
Directed and Reported by Christina MacGillivray
Exile and Belonging showcases the unique stories of migrants, shedding light on the diversity of individual experiences of migrants from around the world. The film uses the voices of real people, paired with animation to protect the identities of those who remain undocumented. Each story highlights the diversity of migrant experiences, yet all are unified by the uniquely human audacity to imagine a better life and strive to create it.
Exile and Belonging was created with comedian Hari Kondabolu, recently honored by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for "his ability to unite people of all backgrounds and beliefs in laughter while raising issues of social justice and inequality." The New York Times called Kondabolu "one of the most necessary political comedians working today."
See the series on the United Nations website here.
The Taj Mahal's Historic Gardens Restored
Directed and Produced by Christina MacGillivray
The site across from the Taj Mahal in Agra, India was a mystery for historians until relatively recently. Given the site across from the Taj includes a foundation mirroring the tomb, many historians speculated the Emperor originally imaged a second Taj Mahal created in completely in black marble to mirror the existing brilliant white Taj Mahal.