Coming to theatres today, Friday, May 28:
FIVE YEARS NORTH
Zach Ingrasci, Chris Temple
Full Frame 2020 (unscreened)
DOC NYC, Seattle, Mountainfilm
An exploration of the complexity of the immigration debate through the stories of an undocumented Guatemalan teenager and a Cuban-American ICE agent.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
After making the dangerous journey from his native Guatemala to New York City, 15-year-old Luis struggles to balance attending school and finding work to support his family back home. Meanwhile, Judy, a Cuban-American ICE agent, faces her own internal conflict with the shifting enforcement priorities of her longtime career, from targeting criminals to nonviolent undocumented individuals. As these two worlds near a collision, their parallel tales present a complex and nuanced take on both immigration and civic duty.