Kimi Takesue screens ITVS Futurestates film THAT WHICH ONCE WAS as part of Flaherty NYC Program

Kimi Takesue's ITVS commissioned short film, THAT WHICH ONCE WAS, will play as part of the Flaherty Film Series in New York City! 

THAT WHICH ONCE WAS had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival and went on to screen at over 25 international film festivals.

The film will screen as part of a program on migration - see program notes below and get your tickets here:


From animation to speculative realism, this program of short films images and imagines migration and exile due to endless war, economic inequality, and environmental disaster. The protagonists in these films encounter loss as well as unexpected love, often moving from the Global South to the Global North and sometimes back again, navigating spaces underground or underwater in a series of departures and returns.

Curated by Maori Holmes & Charlotte Ickes


Date: Monday, October 16th 

Time: 7pm

Address: Anthology Film Archives: 32 2nd Avenue, NY, NY (2nd Avenue & 2nd Street)



Directed by Kimi Takesue

In 2032 an eight year old boy, displaced by global warming, fends for himself as an “environmental refugee” in a hostile northern metropolis. Haunted by memories of flooding that left him homeless and orphaned the boy forms an unexpected friendship with an Inuk ice carver who helps him remember his past.

Trailer: WHICH ONCE WAS at Anthology Film Archives / Mon Oct 16 / 7 pm