The Separated

On June 13, 2018, Honduran asylum-seeker Anita and her five-year-old son, Jenri, were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Thanks to a pro bono lawyer, Jodi Goodwin, who aggressively advocates for their release from their respective ICE detention centers, Anita and Jenri are reunited after a month apart. But the damage has been done. The Separated, a new documentary from The Atlantic, is an intimate window into the chaos and trauma caused by the separation. "You don't love me anymore,” Jenri says to Anita after they arrive at a temporary shelter. “You're not my mom anymore."



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Credits

Director:

Jeremy Raff

Executive Producer:

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

Editor:

Jeremy Raff

Additional Credits:

Senior Producer: Ashley Kenny, Production Manager: Brian Jimenez

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg
The Atlantic
kasia@theatlantic.com

Publicity Contact:

Hugo Rojo
hrojo@theatlantic.com
2022667673

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2018

Genres:

Documentary, Family

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 2

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

English, Spanish

Runtime:

17:17 mins