Dir. Jonathan Schienberg - 2018 - USA
Jamil Sunsin is the only person in his immediate family born in the United States. His parents and infant sister came from Honduras and lived in the U.S. for a decade before Jamil’s father was arrested for being undocumented. The entire family was forced to return to Honduras, a country wracked with violence. Jamil's sister Mirka had believed she was an American citizen, but found out otherwise when the family was deported. In Honduras, Jamil and Mirka suffer a knife attack. Jamil is traumatized and afraid to leave his home. The family makes the excruciating choice to send him back to the U.S.
Now 15, Jamil tries to survive without his family and fights against a broken immigration system. Back in Honduras, his sister Mirka, who would have been eligible for DACA had she remained in the U.S., lives in fear and with great regret, struggling to adapt, and hoping to one day reunite with Jamil. This intimate portrait is a rare look into the aftermath of deportation and family separation, amidst the current backlash against America’s immigrants.