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Session 13

  • SUSANA (US, 4 min)
  • THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY (Syria/US, 91 min)


ICE conducted the largest immigration raids in US history at slaughterhouses in the past year, arresting and deporting undocumented workers. Despite the danger to herself and her family, former slaughterhouse worker Susana returns to the scene at night to care for animals on their way to the kill floor.


Laura Gamse's work has been featured on NPR, the National Geographic Channel and Netflix, and covered in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her first documentary, The Creators: South Africa Through the Eyes of Its Artists, was named Best Documentary at the National Geographic Society’s All Roads Film Festival. She is currently in post-production on Brigidy Bram, a feature documentary whose shorter incarnation was named Best Short Film at the Bahamian Oscars.

  • Runtime
    4 minutes
  • Country
  • Premiere
    West Coast
  • Director
    Laura Gamse