The sense (or absence) of belonging permeates this year’s most powerful works. How do we shape stories about fitting in, or standing out?

Babak Jalali, director of Fremont, our Closing Night film, joins author Heather Parry (Oprheus Builds a Girl, This Is My Body, Given For You) and writer and editor Anahit Behrooz (BFFs) to discuss how the exploration of belonging has informed their work, and what makes these stories feel so universal.