Francesca Costanzo

Complexion Dark is a short film essay that delves into the unexplored territory faced by many immigrants in search of freedom. An outgrowth of our current political climate, the film brings forward immigration laws, and the need for change and acceptance for those seeking a better life. It honors the struggles of many by telling the story of one — my maternal grandfather who emigrated from Italy in 1920 to seek economic freedom.

WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS  is a printed piece of multiple images of nothing but eyes.  A direct descendant of my film, Complexion Dark, it is printed on bamboo showing that, like bamboo, human life can thrive on any ground, in any country, in any climate, simply because of its passion to do so.