ICE doesn’t just separate families at the border. In the outskirts of Boston, three families face the impending threat of deportation. But as refugees from Cambodia and Vietnam, they know they’ll have to fight together to stay together.
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About the filmmaker: Brian Redondo is a documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He is committed to stories from the margins of society, often exploring issues of race, immigration, and how those topics intersect with culture. His most recent short docs, commissioned by PBS’ Art21, “Jes Fan In Flux” (DOC NYC 2019, Vimeo Staff Pick) and “Doreen Garner Sculpts Our Trauma” (Best Documentary, Humboldt International Film Festival 2018) illustrate the ways in which the titular artists use sculpture to unpack problems of race and gender. His first short documentaries “Why We Rise” (Loni Ding Award, CAAMFest 2014) and “The Lookout” (CAAMFest 2017) explore immigration through the perspectives of undocumented youth in NYC and volunteers aiding refugees in Greece, respectively. He is currently working on his next short documentary examining family separation and deportations in Boston’s Southeast Asian community. He is also a senior video editor at The New Yorker magazine.
In WE LIVE HERE, these diverse filmmakers explore who lives in the United States. Often unsung and under-represented, these subjects are a key part of the American tapestry.