Mr. Daniel Bribiesca: Instituto Madre Asunta family reunification lawyer. Mr. Bribiesca is in charge of helping parents who have been deported get their children back when the U.S. government takes custody of U.S.-born children.
What We Need
We believe that the making of this film is a collaborative effort between us and you, the contributor. After three long years we have finally finished shooting the documentary, but we still need funds to present it to you in the best possible way.
As you might imagine, when making documentaries it is often difficult to control all the conditions. Your contributions will help us make the viewing experience better and get the message across more effectively.
- The funding raised will go to the post-production process which includes, color correction, color grading, sound design, sound clean up, titles graphics, effects and the purchase of stock footage licenses.
- Please keep in mind that the amount we are trying to raise is the bare minimum we need to finish the film. Any additional funds will go to make the film more professional. This includes producing dvd’s for presentations, hiring a music composer for the soundtrack of the film, voice over narration, promotional materials, film festival submissions, organizing community events and any unforeseen costs we encounter.
Francisco Alarcon was born in Mexico City in 1979. He arrived to the U.S. at an early age when his parents left Mexico for the U.S. to carry out their graduate studies. He grew up in the bay area where he attended high school.
He studied a one year course in Film Directing and Writing at the University of California Los Angeles Extension. He has worked with immigrants throughout his life and filmed a short film about the Casa del Migrante in Tijuana to raise awareness about the work they do. That was later turned into a longer film which was accepted into the Riviera Maya Underground Film Festival official selection.
The proposal for his first feature film, The Deportation of Innocence, was among the 10 finalists for the DocsForum pitching market of the DocsDf film festival in Mexico City in 2011.
Interviewer/Researcher, Macrina Cardenas Montaño
Macrina coordinated dozens of delegations to Juarez, including the first ever delegation of US congresswomen and men. She also spent over ten years organizing to end the femicides, with MSN and with various organizations led by families of femicide victims such as Justice for our Daughters, Return our Daughters Home, Women in Black, and Amnesty International.
She will draw on her this vast experience in addition to her current work as a community activist and educator in Tijuana with the Casa del Migrante where she works as a volunteer with women and men preparing to migrate to the US.
Jesse Such has an extensive work history in the social services working in a wide variety of fields such as immigration and criminal justice reform. Currently, Jesse is working as a community organizer in under served communities in New York City. While “The Deportation of Innocence” is in the final editing stages Jesse is completing his Master of Science degree in City and Regional Planning and has begun production on a new documentary about the NYPD’s policy of Stop, Question, and Frisk.
Deni Alarcon was born in Mexico City and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 6. She has lived on the West Coast, Washington DC, Mexico City and is currently residing in New York City with her family. Deni recently completed a Master’s degree in Nursing from Columbia University. She hopes to make health accessible to all populations.
We have finished the production of our film, but we still need finishing funds to present it to you in the best possible way. This is where you can help us. Your contribution will go to the post-production process to help us finish the film. This includes, but is not limited to color correction, sound mix, sound clean up, titles, graphics, effects, and the purchase stock footage.
Please keep in mind that the amount we are raising is the bare minimum we need to make the film. Any additional funds will go to producing dvd’s for presentations, hiring a music composer to create a music soundtrack for the entire documentary, promotional materials, film festival submissions, organizing events and any unforeseen costs we encounter.
Other Ways You Can Help
We understand that not everyone can make a contribution. But you can still help us in other ways. Sharing our campaign, with your friends, family and colleagues can help spread the word.
We have great perks for you as well, but more importantly, a great cause we are passionate about.
Thank you for your support.