THOSE WHO REMAIN / LOS QUE SE QUEDAN

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THOSE WHO REMAIN / LOS QUE SE QUEDAN

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A film by Juan Carlos Rulfo and Carlos Hagerman
Mexico, 2007, 96 min. In English with Spanish subtitles.

Subjects: Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, Cultural Studies, Mexico, Migration, Political Studies.

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"Those Who Remain shines a light on the families left behind by loved ones who have traveled North for work, while also illuminating the rich glow of the Mexican spirit. With great balance and sensitivity, this intimate documentary follows a number of families who each share their stories, ranging from the American Dream to heartbreakingly tragedy.

Examining the emotional cost of long-term estrangement, directors Juan Carlos Rulfo and Carlos Hagerman find rich cinematic metaphors in the deserted, newly constructed homes on the highway, their empty rooms a powerful reminder of the absence of loved ones at otherwise joyous occasions like communions and graduations. Despite this void in their communities, many of those profiled emerge as colorful characters with boundless vitality and wonderful senses of humor.” - LA Film Festival

 

AWARDS & FESTIVALS:
- Winner, Best Documentary Film, Los Angeles Film Festival  
- Best Mexican Documentary, Guadalajara Film Festival
- Best Ibero-American Documentary Film, DOCSDF
- First Prize of the Jury for Original Full-Length Film, Documenta Madrid
- Official Selection, Hot Docs
 
REVIEWS
Those Who Remain is about absence, broken families and unworked fields, about survival, identity, love and relationships. The film won’t just speak to Mexican migrants living in the United States, but to any family, from anywhere in the world,  split by migration" —The Los Angeles Times.

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