{"id":117480212,"title":"Corner Store (educational)","handle":"corner-store-educational","description":"\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eDirected by: Katherine Bruens\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eProduced by: Katherine Bruens \u0026amp; Hadley Dynak\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eReleased: 2011\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eRunning Time: 53mins\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eSubtitles: English, Arabic\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eSubjects: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/collections\/immigration-workers-rights\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eImmigration and Refugee Studies\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/collections\/multicultural\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eMulticultural Studies\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/collections\/human-rights\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eHuman Rights\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCORNER STORE\u003c\/b\u003e is the true story of Yousef Elhaj; beloved shop owner, Palestinian immigrant and long-distance father. Ten years ago, Yousef left his wife and three small children in Palestine to start a new life for them all in San Francisco. For the past decade he has worked day and night to build a small business, save money, and become part of his adopted community while still trying to stay connected from afar. The film profiles Yousef’s life in San Francisco and the challenges of the immigration process for his family. It then follows his journey back to his fractured homeland to finally reunite with his wife and kids. But a lot has changed, and Yousef must confront the current realities in both his family and his country and decide if a new life in America is really still the right path for them to take. \u003cb\u003eCORNER STORE\u003c\/b\u003e faithfully documents Yosuef’s resoundingly universal tale of hard won choices for a better life, now set on the back drop of San Francisco and modern-day Palestine. Compelling and emotionally-engaging, the film is a story about community relationships, cultural understanding, immigration, and the politics of living in an occupied territory. Even more, the film is about family, the sacrifices people make for each other, and the deep connections that bind us all together.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e  \u003ciframe src=\"http:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/59944664\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"281\" width=\"500\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eAwards:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eOfficial Selection- Starz Denver Film Festival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eOfficial Selection- Big Sky Documentary Festival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eWINNER of Audience Award Best Documentary Feature- San Fransisco Indiefest\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eOfficial Selection- St. Louis International Film Festival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eQuotes\/ Reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\"Corner Store is a sincere film that students respond to.  Its intimate view of a family's struggle to immigrate to the United States provides students with an honest look in to the immigration process.  Students are engaged through this film and discussions about the film are complex and stimulate the desire to look further into the subject.\"\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e-Scott Pettit, Social Sciences Teacher, Summit Academy High School\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \"A moving insight into one man’s struggle to reconcile the kinship he feels for his adopted Bay Area home with his Middle Eastern roots.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e - New York Times\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \"Yet it is home, and what home actually means to us is the insistent heart of Bruens' quietly powerful film.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e - The San Francisco Chronicle\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \"Corner Store is a remarkable achievement of documentary filmmaking; immortalizing the everyday to express a facet of human life.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e - Bay Area Guardian\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \"Bruens’ Corner Store... refrains from making Elhaj’s struggle into melting pot boilerplate, presenting a remarkable portrait of hope kept alive under the duress of the quotidian.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e - SF 360 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \"Community, history, and love are the thematic strands running through the various frames of the locally made documentary “Corner Store.” \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e - 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Ten years ago, Yousef left his wife and three small children in Palestine to start a new life for them all in San Francisco. For the past decade he has worked day and night to build a small business, save money, and become part of his adopted community while still trying to stay connected from afar. The film profiles Yousef’s life in San Francisco and the challenges of the immigration process for his family. It then follows his journey back to his fractured homeland to finally reunite with his wife and kids. But a lot has changed, and Yousef must confront the current realities in both his family and his country and decide if a new life in America is really still the right path for them to take. \u003cb\u003eCORNER STORE\u003c\/b\u003e faithfully documents Yosuef’s resoundingly universal tale of hard won choices for a better life, now set on the back drop of San Francisco and modern-day Palestine. Compelling and emotionally-engaging, the film is a story about community relationships, cultural understanding, immigration, and the politics of living in an occupied territory. Even more, the film is about family, the sacrifices people make for each other, and the deep connections that bind us all together.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e  \u003ciframe src=\"http:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/59944664\" allowfullscreen=\"allowfullscreen\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"281\" width=\"500\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eAwards:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eOfficial Selection- Starz Denver Film Festival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eOfficial Selection- Big Sky Documentary Festival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eWINNER of Audience Award Best Documentary Feature- San Fransisco Indiefest\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eOfficial Selection- St. Louis International Film Festival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eQuotes\/ Reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\"Corner Store is a sincere film that students respond to.  Its intimate view of a family's struggle to immigrate to the United States provides students with an honest look in to the immigration process.  Students are engaged through this film and discussions about the film are complex and stimulate the desire to look further into the subject.\"\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e-Scott Pettit, Social Sciences Teacher, Summit Academy High School\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \"A moving insight into one man’s struggle to reconcile the kinship he feels for his adopted Bay Area home with his Middle Eastern roots.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e - New York Times\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \"Yet it is home, and what home actually means to us is the insistent heart of Bruens' quietly powerful film.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e - The San Francisco Chronicle\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \"Corner Store is a remarkable achievement of documentary filmmaking; immortalizing the everyday to express a facet of human life.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e - Bay Area Guardian\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \"Bruens’ Corner Store... refrains from making Elhaj’s struggle into melting pot boilerplate, presenting a remarkable portrait of hope kept alive under the duress of the quotidian.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e - SF 360 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \"Community, history, and love are the thematic strands running through the various frames of the locally made documentary “Corner Store.” \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e - Beyond Chron\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e “Bruens, without a trace of sentimentality, shows that Youssef and his family and their friends in Bethlehem are just like us.” \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e – Culture Vulture\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003ca title=\"stream-link\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"http:\/\/www.docuseek2.com\/ce-cns-es\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStream\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Corner Store (educational)

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  • Directed by: Katherine Bruens
  • Produced by: Katherine Bruens & Hadley Dynak
Released: 2011
Running Time: 53mins
Subtitles: English, Arabic
 
CORNER STORE is the true story of Yousef Elhaj; beloved shop owner, Palestinian immigrant and long-distance father. Ten years ago, Yousef left his wife and three small children in Palestine to start a new life for them all in San Francisco. For the past decade he has worked day and night to build a small business, save money, and become part of his adopted community while still trying to stay connected from afar. The film profiles Yousef’s life in San Francisco and the challenges of the immigration process for his family. It then follows his journey back to his fractured homeland to finally reunite with his wife and kids. But a lot has changed, and Yousef must confront the current realities in both his family and his country and decide if a new life in America is really still the right path for them to take. CORNER STORE faithfully documents Yosuef’s resoundingly universal tale of hard won choices for a better life, now set on the back drop of San Francisco and modern-day Palestine. Compelling and emotionally-engaging, the film is a story about community relationships, cultural understanding, immigration, and the politics of living in an occupied territory. Even more, the film is about family, the sacrifices people make for each other, and the deep connections that bind us all together.  
 

 

Awards:

  • Official Selection- Starz Denver Film Festival
  • Official Selection- Big Sky Documentary Festival
  • WINNER of Audience Award Best Documentary Feature- San Fransisco Indiefest
  • Official Selection- St. Louis International Film Festival


Quotes/ Reviews

"Corner Store is a sincere film that students respond to.  Its intimate view of a family's struggle to immigrate to the United States provides students with an honest look in to the immigration process.  Students are engaged through this film and discussions about the film are complex and stimulate the desire to look further into the subject."
-Scott Pettit, Social Sciences Teacher, Summit Academy High School

"A moving insight into one man’s struggle to reconcile the kinship he feels for his adopted Bay Area home with his Middle Eastern roots."
- New York Times

"Yet it is home, and what home actually means to us is the insistent heart of Bruens' quietly powerful film."
- The San Francisco Chronicle

"Corner Store is a remarkable achievement of documentary filmmaking; immortalizing the everyday to express a facet of human life."
- Bay Area Guardian

"Bruens’ Corner Store... refrains from making Elhaj’s struggle into melting pot boilerplate, presenting a remarkable portrait of hope kept alive under the duress of the quotidian."
- SF 360

"Community, history, and love are the thematic strands running through the various frames of the locally made documentary “Corner Store.”
- Beyond Chron

“Bruens, without a trace of sentimentality, shows that Youssef and his family and their friends in Bethlehem are just like us.”
– Culture Vulture

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