WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND (2022)
Documentarian Iliana Sosa trains her camera on her grandfather Julián, an 89-year-old elder who has spent a lifetime traveling from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, to visit his daughters and their children. After returning home, he starts building a house he intends to leave for his family. WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND is a poetic meditation on loss, family legacies and how our homelands shape who we are. Sosa's delicate camera captures intimate moments shared between her grandfather, her aunts and cousins and even the family dog. It's a deeply affecting love letter from a director unafraid to share her innermost feelings with her audience. Official Selection, 2022 SXSW Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Iliana Sosa; SCR Isidore Bethel; PROD Emma D. Miller. U.S., 2022, color, 71 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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