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“We are our own sun.”
– Ousmane Sembene

You Can Always Come Home
2021 | USA | 6 mins | English
Written, Directed, and Edited by Juan Luis Matos
Original Poetry by Arsimmer McCoy and Reginald O’Neal
Produced by Monica Sorelle

Executive Produced by Germane Barnes
Cinematography by Javier Labrador Deulofeu
Music by Dion Kerr
Sound Design by Joel C. Hernandez
Color by Javier “Bilu” Coello
You Can Always Come Home explores the architecture of the domestic realm through the eyes of young children in Miami by celebrating the ritual, family, love, and culture cultivated in the Black diasporic home.

The film was commissioned by architect Germane Barnes for the 2021 Architectural League Prize: Housekeeping.

Starring
Arsimmer McCoy,  Reginald O’Neal, Yaheli McCoy-Smith, Ajani Taylor, Naomi Taylor, Gladis Arteta, Nick Taylor, Kamal Ani-Bello

Featuring
The Humes Family, The Fleuridor Family, and our community





Screenings
New Orleans Film Festival
Miami Film Festival
BlackStar Film Festival
Key West Film Festival
Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival
Afrikana Film Festival
Cucalorus Film Festival
Official Latino Film and Arts Festival

Exhibitions
INTERSECTIONS, National Building Museum, Washington, DC
Rosie’s Fare: Germane Barnes, Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL
Things We Do in the Dark: Cinematic Experiments in Kinship, Express Newark, NJ
Architectural League Prize: Housekeeping, Virtual

Awards and Honors
Miami Film Festival, Knight Made in MIA Award, First Prize

Collections

Indiana University Black Film Center & Archive
MacDowell Fellowship
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