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SEEKING

ASYLUM

DIRECTED BY RAE CERETTO

SYNOPSIS

One mother’s journey to seek asylum before its too late.

Seeking Asylum is a feature documentary that bears witness to the endless deterrents migrants face when petitioning for asylum in the United States. In a dismantled system that has been designed for failure, we follow one woman’s journey as she searches for protection for her and kids. 

 

Many people view getting to the United States as the final hurdle of the migration journey, but we quickly learn that once in the U.S. the fight has just begun. During one of the most uncertain times in our country's history, Seeking Asylum documents the challenges asylum seekers face and shows why asylum is an integral part of the American Dream that we cannot afford to lose.

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"Instead of supporting people running from harm, we have built a machine designed to psychologically break them in the hopes that they will give up and go home."

Sonia Nazario, The New York Times

ASYLUM REFORM

We have partnered with Picture Motion to create an impact strategy campaign that advocates for a fair legal process for asylum seekers. We are working with leading humanitarian organizations in the asylum field (UNICEF, KIND, UNHCR, National Association for Immigration Judges, Jewish Family Service, etc.) to implement tangible change and raise public awareness for these issues. It is our goal to foster a conversation of understanding, compassion, and growth with our audience.