Wed 12 July | 11:00 | Pálás Screen 2

2022 | USA | 118’ | Narrative

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Seattle International Film Festival, Know Your Place is a slice-of-life road drama set in present-day Seattle. The film follows best friends, Robel (15, Eritrean-American) and Fahmi (15, Ethiopian-American), who embark on a journey to drop off a suitcase to a friend traveling back to Eritrea because of a family member’s sudden illness. An unexpected turn transmutes Robel’s simple errand into an odyssey across the rapidly gentrifying city; navigating directions to make his delivery on time, along with the challenges of familial responsibility, self-identification, and dislocation amid the ongoing redevelopment and displacement of the only community he’s ever known as home. 

Presented in association with Chroma International Film Festival and Young Irish Makers.

Irish Premiere | Post Show discussion will follow

Director/Writer: Zia Mohajerjasbi
Producers: Ty Walker, Zia Mohajerjasbi
Cast: Joseph Smith, Natnael Mebrahtu, Selamawit Gebresus

Principal funder