SOLEDAD a documentary FILM

Filmed and edited by Lisa Molomot

Based on essays by attorney/author Shefali Milczarek-Desai


A pro bono lawyer fights for her client's rights just as the Trump Administration changes the rules for asylum seekers. This film weaves live action and animation to tell the story of a woman from Central America who fled gang violence and sought asylum in the U.S., and shows what life is like for those imprisoned in the Eloy Detention Center while they await their day in court. (24 minutes, 2019)

Upcoming Film Screenings: The Houston Latino Film Festival, TBA • The Loft Cinema, Tucson, TBA • Arizona International Film Festival, TBA • NHDocs, New Haven, CT, August 18-23 • Global Impact Film Festival, Washington D.C., August 28-30

Past Screenings: Central American International Film Festival, Los Angeles • James E. Rogers School of Law, Immigration Symposium

Lisa Molomot and Shefali Milczarek-Desai

FILMMAKING TEAM: additional filming by Jacob Bricca / animation by Marta Lemos / music by Ted Reichman / photo at top of page by Joshua Drake

FEATURING: Shefali Milczarek-Desai / Soledad / Rosie Ibarra / Dr. Samantha Varner / Dr. Sydney Arkowitz

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