06-24 November 2019



Little Heroes Shorts
Pilar Timpane and Christine Delp

United States

2018 / 26’ / Hawaii Premiere / English
First feature

Short film

Juana Luz Tobar Ortega immigrated to the United States over 25 years ago as an asylum seeker from Guatemala. But in 2017, she was told that she had 30 days to leave the country or be deported. Frightened of returning to Guatemala and leaving her husband, four children and two grandchildren behind, Juana takes sanctuary at an unfamiliar church. In sanctuary, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can't come in, but Juana cannot leave to work or be at home with her family. As time passes, and lawmakers continue to ignore the family's pleas for a stay on her deportation, Juana's spirits slowly sink. SANTUARIO is a documentary short about radical faith, one family's fight to stay together, and the true meaning of church in today's immigration climate.

Thursday 14 17:45 - 19:38Regal Dole Cannery 13
DirectorPilar Timpane and Christine Delp.
CinematographerBridgette Cyr.
EditorKelly Creedon.
ProductionPilar Timpane & Christine Delp.
PrizeWinner: Best Documentary Short Jury Prize, New Orleans Film Festival, 2018
Winner: Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/Then Shorts American South Pitch, New Orleans Film Festival, 2017
Grantee: Women in Film / Stella Artois Finishing Fund, 2019

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