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Doc Shorts: Immigrants & Refugees

Stories of deportees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants from Latin America.

131 minutes 5 films
Available Nov. 5-22
Available Only in MO/IL

 

Doc Shorts Programming sponsored by Barry & Jackie Albrecht and Pat Scallet

 

Asylum

Asylum

Directed by
Jake Lefferman & Emily Taguchi
2020
40 minutes
English & Spanish
The dual stories of Honduran asylum seekers Angel and Elmer, who risk everything to claw their way from Central America to the U.S., with the hope that their children can live free of the violence in their home country.
Call Center Blues

Call Center Blues

Directed by
Geeta Gandbhir
2019
25 minutes
English & Spanish
A lyrical portrait of an unlikely community of U.S. deportees and their loved ones as they struggle to rebuild their lives in Tijuana, Mexico.
The Crossing

The Crossing

Directed by
Juliana Penaranda-Loftus
2019
40 minutes
English & Spanish
In this moving portrait of conflict, suffering, and generosity, desperate refugees flee the crisis in Venezuela and are welcomed by a small Colombian border city, where a political firestorm erupts.
The Golden Cage

The Golden Cage

Directed by
Shauna Siggelkow
2019
16 minutes
Spanish
The untold story of immigrant women who are trapped near the Texas border and fight for the rights of their communities, striving to create American towns from scratch.
Mothers Day

Mother's Day

Directed by
Moises Barba & David Hutchinson
2020
10 minutes
Spanish
After 36 years apart, an undocumented immigrant and his aging mother share an emotional Mother's Day phone call.