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Video: Shelter — Human Stories from Central America


A quiet look at the lives on the line. First-hand stories from Central American migrants and asylum seekers searching for a better life in the north. This was made to be watched full screen and loud.

A film by Matthew K. Firpo

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”

Producers | Rosanna Bach & Matthew K. Firpo
Cinematographer | Jeremy Snell
Editor & Colorist | Carlos Flores
Original Score | Gavin Brivik

Listen to the Original Score

Filmed on location in Chiapas, Mexico
Made possible by UNICEF NextGen

Running time: 13:36

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