The Universality of It All (2020)

  • Documentary, Video Essay, Feature
  • 1h 30m

The Universality of It All is a feature length documentary that focuses on the topics of human migration and inequality from a fresh and nuanced perspective. The filmmaker tells the story of his best friend Emad, a Yemeni refugee living in Vancouver, Canada, and by doing so, he ends up arriving to a profound realization about the interconnectedness of all the major events of the 21st century. The film takes the viewer on a journey around the world, analyzing different cases of migration from an economic and historical perspective, while simultaneously delving into the life, thoughts and experiences of Emad. This back-and-forth juxtaposition between narratives is what ultimately allows the audience to see the similarities and correlations that all migrations on earth share.