Cusps started with the question of what the role of artists in gentrification is, and then transformed into a poetic visual journal paralleling changes in the city of Philadelphia with the filmmaker’s life. In this personal documentary Sara Zia Ebrahimi explores her experiences living as an urban nomad and immigrant in the post-industrial landscape of Philadelphia neighborhoods



Philadelphia International Film Festival, April 2008 (Philadelphia)
Diamond Screen Film Festival, April 2008 (Philadelphia)
Black Lily Women’s Music and Film Festival, May 2008 (Philadelphia)
Scribe Video Center Storyville Series, June 2008 (Philadelphia)
Rooftop Films Industriance Series, June 2008 (Brooklyn)
Mix Festival, October 16, 2008 (New York)
Fusion Festival, March 2009 (Los Angeles)
Flickering Light Film Screening Series, March 2009 (Philadelphia)
Indie Grits Film Fest, April 15, 2009 (Columbia, SC)
Virginia Commonwealth University, April 2009 (Richmond, VA)
Change in Motion, March 2010 (Philadelphia)
Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, April 2010 (Bronx, NY)
Maysles Cinema, May 2010 (New York, NY)
l’Epicerie de la cour, June 2011 (Paris, France)
Panke, June 2011 (Berlin, Germany)
The Horse Hospital, June 2011 (London, United Kingdom)
Artists Television Access, July 2011 (San Francisco, CA)
Grand Detour, July 2011 (Portland, OR)
Echo Park Film Center, August 2011 (Los Angeles, CA)
Drexel University, April 2015 (Philadelphia, PA)
Institute of Contemporary Art, June 2015 (Philadelphia, PA)


Camera Assistants: Rodney Camarce, Fereshteh Ebrahimi, Sarah Stefana Smith
Video Camera Operators: Ephraim Asili, Maori Karmael Holmes, L.C. Lincoln, Cheraine Stanfor
Sound Recording: Sara Zia Ebrahimi, David Miranda Hardy, Teishan Latner, L.C. Lincoln
Sound Mix: David Miranda Hardy

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