LIBRE 

2019, US, 12 mins

For detained immigrants who can’t pay their bond, for-profit companies like Libre by Nexus offer a path to reunite with their families. But for many, the reality is much more complicated. Libre sheds light on one of many hidden costs of reunification for immigrant families.

DIR / PROD / EDITOR: Anna Barsan
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Charlotte Cook, Laura Poitras
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Diana Diroy, Brian Redondo, Martyna Starosta
CO-EDITOR: Mitra Bonshahi
CONSULTING EDITOR: David Osit

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FESTIVALS:
Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT; 2019
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; 2019
Chicago International Film Festival; 2019
Florida Film Festival, Maitland, FL; 2019
DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada; 2019
Festival Internacional Cine Migrante, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2019
Gangneung International Film Festival, Seoul, Korea; 2019 
Festival of Tolerance, Zagreb, Croatia; 2019
aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada; 2019
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival,  Australia; 2019
Houston Latino Film Festival, TX; 2019
Annapolis Fim Festival, MD; 2019
Camden International Film Festival, Camden, ME; 2018
LA Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA; 2018
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF); 2018
Rooftop Films Summer Series, 2018
UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY; 2018
NBC Meet the Press Film Festival, Washington DC; 2018
Wandering Reel Film Festival, 2018

  • Winner: Social Impact Award




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