HOME IS SOMEWHERE ELSE
JUNE 17, 2023 @ 4:30PM
City College Downtown (CWE)
25 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004
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ORIGINAL TITLE: Home Is Somewhere Else
DIRECTORS: Jorge Villalobos, Carlos Hagerman
DATE COMPLETED: 2022
FILM CATEGORY: Animation
LENGTH OF FILM: 87 min
PRODUCERS: Carlos Hagerman, Guillermo Rendón, Jorge Villalobos
This beautifully animated documentary from Mexican directing team Jorge Villalobos and Carlos Hagerman tells three personal stories, each narrated by a real-life protagonist, which reflect the complex emotional experiences of undocumented children and families in the U.S. — their fears, hopes and struggles for a better future. Official Selection, 2022 Annecy and Guadalajara film festivals.
Carlos Hagerman was part of the team of directors of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s production company before opening his own company, where he has produced and directed award-winning documentaries like Those Who Remain (Hot Docs 2009), Back to Life (2010), and No Place Like Home (2015). He also co-produced Plaza de la Soledad (Sundance 2013) and Rush Hour (SXSW 2018). He is founding partner of Brinca Animation Studio.
Jorge Villalobos works as writer, director, and producer of animated & live action projects. He directed several children's series for Canal Once, Mexico’s Public TV channel. His animated and fiction short films have won over 20 international awards. Since 2012, when he co-founded Brinca Animation Studio, Jorge and Carlos Hagerman have worked as a team, co-producing and co-directing animation projects for children as well as communication tools for human rights organizations like UNICEF and the Mexican Human Rights Commission.