Know Your Place


California Theatre, San Jose Fri, Aug 18, 2023 2:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):118
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Joseph Smith
Natnael Mebrahtu
Selamawit Gebresus
Director:Zia Mohajerjasbi
Executive Producer:Zia Mohajerjasbi
Josh Peters
Harry Calbom
Producer(s):Ty Walker
Zia Mohajerjasbi
Screenwriter:Zia Mohajerjasbi
Cinematography:Nicholas Wiesnet
Music By:Richard Skelton
Editor:Marty Martin
Zia Mohajerjasbi


“Know Your Place” is a slice-of-life drama set in present-day Seattle. Robel Haile (15, Eritrean-American) and his best friend Fahmi Tadesse (15, Ethiopian-American) embark on a journey to drop off a suitcase with medicine and cash to a friend traveling back to Eritrea because of a family member’s sudden illness.


An unexpected turn transmutes Robel’s simple errand into an odyssey across the rapidly gentrifying city; navigating directions to make his delivery on time, along with the challenges of familial responsibility, self identification, and dislocation amid the ongoing redevelopment and displacement of the only community he’s ever known as home.