Split At The Root

When a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum was separated from her kids under Zero Tolerance Policy, a Facebook post by a mom in Queens coalesced into a movement as thousands of like-minded women across the US refused to stand by quietly. Immigrant Families Together was born; a rapid response group committed to doing what the government couldn't - or wouldn't do: reunite parents with their children separated by the Zero Tolerance Policy.

Families separated at the border made headlines in 2018, prompting protests and policy changes. Over 2,000 children's reunification status are still unknown and thousands of people impacted by separations are still suffering the effects of pursuing asylum.

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Film Screenings

Mar 13, 2022
3:00pm4:40pm
Mar 14, 9:00am CDT – Mar 16, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:40am
Availability:United States
Mar 15, 2022
12:00pm1:40pm

Credits

Director:

Linda Goldstein Knowlton

Executive Producer:

Rosario Dawson, Zak Kilberg, Amanda Marshall, Regina Solorzano

Producer:

Marti Noxon, Maria Grasso, Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Miranda Bailey

Cinematographer:

Nelson Hume, Nancy Serna-Guerrero

Editor:

Eric Torres, Alessandro Soares

Music:

Lili Haydn

Additional Credits:

Line Producer: Yasmine Gomez, Sound Recordist: Ben Posnack, Veronica Lopez, Lead Assistant Editor: Stephanie Huerta Martinez

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Hilda Somarriba
hilda@prism-mg.com
1 323 633 7079

Sales Agent:

Charlotte Lichtman/CAA charlotte.lichtman@caa.com

Details

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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary, Drama

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English, Spanish with English Subtitles

Runtime:

100 mins