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credit: Monica Wise

What We Leave Behind

Mar 12, 9:00am CST – Mar 14, 9:00am CDT

(47 hours)

At the age of 89, Julián takes one last bus ride to El Paso, Texas, to visit his daughters and their children—a lengthy trip he's made without fail every month for decades. After returning to rural Mexico, he quietly starts building a house in the empty lot next to his home. In the absence of his physical visits, can this new house bridge the distance between his loved ones? Director Iliana Sosa films her grandfather's work, gently sifting through Julián's previously unspoken memories and revealing both the pragmatism and poetry of his life. WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND unfolds as a love letter to her grandfather, as well as an intimate exploration of her own relationship with him and his homeland.

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Director

Credits

Director:

Iliana Sosa

Producer:

Emma D. Miller, Iliana Sosa, Isidore Bethel (co-producer)

Cinematographer:

Iliana Sosa, Judy Phu, Monica Wise

Editor:

Isidore Bethel

Sound Designer:

Lena Esquenazi

Music:

Camilla Uboldi

Additional Credits:

Consulting Producer: Katy Drake Bettner, Consulting Producer: Farihah Zaman, Writers: Iliana Sosa, Isidore Bethel, Sound Recordist: Glenda Charles

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Iliana Sosa
Borderchild Productions LLC
sosa.iliana@gmail.com

Publicity Contact:

Sylvia Desrochers
sdesrochers@mprm.com
213.840.2309

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Details

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Format:

Documentary Feature

Type:

Screening

Track:

Documentary Spotlight

Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

Mexico, United States

Language:

Spanish with English Subtitles

Runtime:

71 mins

Availability:

United States

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