Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Film and Media Studies
Academic Program Adviser
At Home Among Strangers is a character-driven documentary that explores the price of freedom for a gay person in a society that lacks freedom and civil rights. It follows an asylum seeker from Russia, Sasha Smirnov, during a crucial moment of his life: starting over in New York City at 40 as a journalist without English language skills. The film reflects on the choices one makes and the consequences of staying true to oneself.
Gorbacheva, Aleksandra, "At Home Among Strangers" (2022). CUNY Academic Works.