Film phase: Production
Unaccompanied Children reveals America’s invisible refugee crisis through the eyes of one family that defies a broken system with their unwavering resilience. Deep in the everyday life of the loving and optimistic Gonzalez family, the horrific violence of gang-ridden Honduras and the encroaching threat of draconian US enforcement are almost forgotten. The film goes beyond the traditional immigration narrative to a nuanced, intimate story which implicates us all in how we care for the most vulnerable.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Alexandra Codina’s debut, Monica & David, premiered on HBO; won Tribeca Film Festival’s Jury Award for Best Documentary; was nominated for an Emmy; and has aired in 33 countries. Alumna of Sundance Knight Fellowship, The Good Pitch, Fledgling Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and Tribeca All Access. She co-founded the Miami Filmmakers Collective, a space for filmmakers to collaborate, connect and learn. Based in Miami, Ali is the mother of two little boys. Unaccompanied Children is her second film.