Browse films

Salvation

Jason Outenreath
United States, 2017, 10 min.

In Spanish with English subtitles.
This film is family friendly.

After Mariela, an undocumented Mexican immigrant is diagnosed with kidney failure, her daughter Jenni and husband Leo must safely smuggle her into Mexico in order for her to receive the dialysis treatments she needs for her survival.

Director's Statement

We live in a time where racism and discrimination are accepted at both personal and institutional levels in the United States. My father suffered from kidney failure, and I reimagined his situation in the context of an undocumented family, and how they might navigate such a life catastrophe. It is impossible to unify as a nation by proselytizing, but I feel a responsibility as a filmmaker to create work that speaks to the greatest societal issues of our day.

Category: Drama.
Themes: Border, Family, Health, Human Rights, Immigration, Mexican Culture.

More in Drama

  • Pool

    Pool

    Leandro Goddinho
    Brazil, 2016, 29 min.

    On a quest to understand her grandmother's past, Claudia meets Marlene, an old woman who's created an homage to her memories inside an empty pool... more ›

  • Porcupine

    Porcupine

    Clifford Miu
    United States, 2017, 10 min.

    Alone with her infant child on New Years Eve, Nora, a single mother, discovers that there is a man outside her trailer home with the ill intention of entering... more ›

  • Hunting Pignut

    Hunting Pignut

    Martine Blue
    Canada, 2016, 95 min.

    15-year-old Bernice hates her life in tiny, isolated Black Gut, Newfoundland. Her dejected spirit takes a strange turn when her dad dies of a heroin overdose... more ›