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The Night I Left America

    The Night I Left America

    Uganda-USA, 14', 2021

    age recommendation: 9+

    While anxiously awaiting the results of his mother's visa renewal request, a teenage boy living in Texas is confronted by buried memories he left behind in Uganda.

    Laki Karavias

    He is a Greek-American filmmaker, currently dividing his time between Europe and the Pacific Northwest. Because much of his childhood and post graduate work has been abroad, he is drawn to characters, settings, and experiences that take viewers beyond American boundaries and into the lives of some of the extraordinary people he has met during his travels. When not making films, Laki looks for opportunities to pursue his passion for adolescent film education, particularly for youth living in underserved communities and economically fragile contexts both locally and abroad.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Laki Karavias
    • screenplay: Laki Karavias
    • cinematography: Laki Karavias
    • editing: Laki Karavias
    • music: Brian Hall, Jonah Ramey
    • sound: Paula Fairfield
    • cast:  Erick Kiyeega, Lydia Namagembe, Steven Kiyingi, Henry Tumwesigye
    • producer:  Paula Fairfield, Henry Tumwesigye
    • production company: Eargasm Inc, Bridge of Hope Africa Ministries
    • original language:  English, Luganda


    • Messania’s story (2020)
    • Qui je suis (2018)
    • 35 years to the moon (2016)