Tuesday, May 12th 7 PM PST
FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE DIRECTOR
Paper Children is the story of 4 siblings who fled gang violence in Honduras to seek safety in the US. The story begins where most immigration stories hope to end—with a family reunited and seemingly safe (just how safe they really are, remains to be seen) in Miami, Florida. The film’s approach is deeply intimate, circumventing the politics and anger that surround immigration with everyday images of love, family, healing, and resilience.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)
Alexandra Codina’s debut film, Monica & David (2010), tells the love story of two adults with Down syndrome. The film won Tribeca Film Festival’s Jury Award, was nominated for an Emmy Award, premiered on HBO, and broadcast in 33 countries. Paper Children (2020), Alexandra’s sophomore documentary, is supported by Knight Foundation, The Perspective Fund, and The Good Pitch. Ali is an alumna of: Sundance Knight Fellowship, Chicken & Egg Pictures Accelerator Lab, South Florida Arts Consortium & Tribeca All Access. She is also co-founder of Miami Filmmakers Collective.