a film by Lisa Molomot

based on essays by 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, 2020)

Upcoming Film Screenings: Houston Latino Film Festival, TBA • The Loft Cinema, Tucson, TBA • Arizona International Film Festival, April 2021

Past Screenings and Awards: Winner Global Impact Film Festival (Best Documentary) • Winner Festival de Cine Latino Americano (Corazon Latino Award) • Social ChangeFest, Chicago • Seattle Latino Film Festival • Home is Distant Shores Film Festival, Raleigh • New Haven Docs Film Festival • Central American International Film Festival, Los Angeles • James E. Rogers College of Law, Immigration Symposium

Producers: Lisa Molomot and Shefali Milczarek-Desai

TEAM: filming by Jacob Bricca and Lisa Molomot | animation by Marta Lemos | music by Ted Reichman

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

CONTACT: lisamolomot.com

© Lisa Molomot 2020