Wednesday, July 21, 2021
At the Movies: Soledad (Soledad weaves live action and animation to tell the story of a woman from Central America who fled gang violence to seek asylum in the US)
Soledad (2019) (24 minutes)
The New Day Films' synopsis describes the film as follows:
"Soledad tells the story of a young woman from Central America who was imprisoned in the Eloy Detention Facility when she sought asylum in the United States in 2017. Soledad set out on a perilous journey from her homeland after enduring horrific persecution where she was kidnapped, sex-trafficked, tortured and nearly killed. . . .
Through one woman's story, Soledad illustrates the plight faced by many asylum seekers and refugees arriving at the U.S. border and highlights the incredible work of lawyers and activists who donated their time to fight for another woman's future. Soledad puts a human face to our current immigration system and invites audience members to reflect on what kind of country we want to be and how our stance on immigration impacts real human lives."
For a review on Educational Media Reviews Online, click here.