HOME IS SOMEWHERE ELSE
Presented as part of CineMexa, the film program of the Mexican Cultural Institute in DC
This beautifully animated documentary from Mexican directing team Jorge Villalobos and Carlos Hagerman tells three personal stories, each narrated by a real-life protagonist, which reflect the complex emotional experiences of undocumented children and families in the U.S. — their fears, hopes and struggles for a better future. Eleven-year-old Jasmine's constant fear of her parents being deported has inspired her to become an activist; teenage sisters Evelyn and Elizabeth live with different immigration statuses, but refuse to let it mar their relationship; and poet José Eduardo Aguilar — who binds the three stories together with his words — recounts his childhood, his deportation from the U.S. as a young man and his path to becoming an artist and activist. Official Selection, 2022 Annecy and Guadalajara film festivals. DIR/PROD Jorge Villalobos, Carlos Hagerman; PROD Guillermo Rendón. Mexico/U.S., 2022, color, 87 min. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.