Finding Shelter – A Documentary

un documental sobre travesías
(a documentary about journeys)
Directed by Marissa Chibás

The documentary film, Finding Shelter, shares the stories of several unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United States. Their real-life experiences were made in to the 2016 internationally acclaimed theatrical production, Shelter. The film is narrated by one of the young women interviewed for the play, who is now going to college to be an engineer.

Running 30 minutes in length, the film features both Spanish and English subtitles, bringing viewers together across language barriers.

Upcoming Screening:

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival
InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Program #2

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Directed by Marissa Chibás
Director of Photography Solomon Turner
Edited by Solomon Turner, Luis Guitierrez Arias, John Henry Theisen, Peter Mark
Produced by CalArts Center for New Performance/Duende CalArts

Learn more about the original play, Shelter, which had its 2016 world premiere presentation in Lincoln Park in Los Angeles, and was subsequently presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.