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Title Torn Apart, Separated at the Border / Home Box Office.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Home Box Office, [2019]


 Internet  Streaming Video    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (1 video file (39 min., 18 sec)) : sound.
Note Originally released by Home Box Office, 2019.
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
9 - 12, Academic/AP
Title from distributor's description
Subject Emigration and immigration law -- United States.
Detention of persons -- United States.
Illegal aliens -- United States.
Illegal alien children -- United States.
Borderlands -- United States.
Deportation -- United States.
Refugee families -- United States.
International relations.
Latin America.
Latin Americans.
Public policy (Law)
U.S. states -- Politics and government.
Latin America.
Genre Internet videos
Internet videos.
Contents U.S. Immigration (2:48); U.S. Detention Center (2:56); Family Separation (8:10); Fight for Reunification (5:28); Maria and Alex Reunite (4:41); Vilma and Yeisvi Reunite (4:57); Yeisvi and Alex's Mental Health (4:38); Asylum Seekers (4:28); Credits: Torn Apart: Separated at the Border (0:54);
Summary Directed and produced by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ellen Goosenberg Kent, the intimate 40-minute film follows two mothers who were each separated from their children in the United States for months and are desperate to reunite with them. After fleeing violence that claimed the life of her husband and two uncles in Honduras, María was detained and separated from her 10-year-old son Alex for 70 days, while Vilma, who fled from her abusive husband in Guatemala, was placed in ICE detention and saw her 11-year-old daughter Yeisvi put in foster care for eight months. The film tracks both women as they navigate a complicated system that has placed their children thousands of miles away with little access to communicate with them. With the help of pro-bono lawyers and community volunteers, Vilma and María eventually reunite with Yeisvi and Alex - and await uncertain futures as their asylum claims are still pending.
Other Author Home Box Office (Firm)