The first video below is one I’ve seen posted recently on a couple TCK blogs. It was made by a student at Georgetown University. Really well done. Then when I went to its Vimeo site, I read the comments section and saw links to the three others here. Some have been around for a while, but they’re all new to me. Enjoy:
So Where’s Home? A Film about Third Culture Kid Identity, Adrian Bautista
A short documentary that “explores the unique perspectives and identities of Third Culture Kids, people who have spent a significant portion of their childhood overseas.”
Teaser for Neither Here nor There, Ema Ryan Yamazaki
This teaser introduces a 35-minute documentary, also by a college student, that “investigates the often overlooked effects on adults who had international upbringings, their struggles to fit in and an eternal search to belong.” The full video is available for purchase here.
Trailer for Les Passagers: A TCK Story, Aga Magdolen
This trailer is for a documentary “about Third Culture Kids and their journey to find where they belong.”
Thoughts on Traveling, Sanii Fiina
By another university student, this is kind of a visual, multi-language poem. It’s an “idea based on identity and how different languages can create one nationality… or something like that!”
4 thoughts on “TCK Theater”
Thought-provoking in many ways, I think it’s not just the domain of children brought up overseas but also of expat adults who have spent years shifting countries or long-term travellers. It’s sometimes difficult to assimilate back into their ‘home’ societies or find a place that feels right after exploring exotic locations. I still struggle with this sometimes.
I agree. Everyone who spends time in another culture deals with those same issues—to varying degrees. I’ve heard of “TCAs,” Third Culture Adults. Maybe we could just talk about “TCPs,” Third Culture People. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Thanks for sharing these videos. I’m raising my own little international kids and it’s interesting to see how other kids who have gone before feel about it all.
And as they get older, if your kids are like ours, you’ll find that each one responds in his own unique way.