They Live Here, Now

They Live Here, Now is an intimate portrait of the refugee house, Casa Marianella, which is based in Austin, Texas. Featuring interviews with residents from countries worldwide, the film is at once a celebration of immigrants, and an exploration of the ways in which spaces are optimized for refugees and asylum seekers. People come to the US for many different and complicated reasons. This is their story, and opportunity to share their perspective with the world.

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Jason Outenreath



Director: Jason Outenreath
Executive Producer: Ihsanul Huq
Producer: Jennifer Long, Jason Outenreath
Screenwriter: Jason Outenreath
Cinematographer: Jim Hickcox, Jason Outenreath
Editor: Jason Outenreath
Sound Designer: Korey Pereira
Principal Cast: Regina Casillas, Abel Valdez


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Year: 2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English, Spanish, Somali, Tigrigna, Arabic
Runtime: 63:46 mins