Coming to DVD and VOD today, Tuesday, March 10:
DOC NYC 2018
A US-born teenager copes with the deportation of his undocumented family members.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
The personal impact of America’s immigration policies on families is deeply felt in this intimate portrait of 15-year-old Jamil Sunsin and his family. Jamil, born in the US, only finds out his parents and older sister are undocumented when they are deported to Honduras following a routine traffic stop. Traumatized by violence there, Jamil returns to Jersey City to stay with relatives and seek a better life, but this imposed separation weighs heavily on all members of the family.