Soledad, the award-winning film from filmmaker and TFTV Adjunct Instructor Lisa Molomot, will stream alongside Nobody Wants Us in honor of Acts of Kindness Week from February 14-17, 2021.
Soledad weaves together live action and animation to tell the story of a woman from Central America who fled gang violence and was then imprisoned in the Eloy Detention Facility when she sought asylum in the United States. Attorney Shefali Milczarek-Desai, who took the case pro bono, mobilized a team of professional colleagues who all worked pro bono to help Soledad gain asylum. The film illustrates the plight faced by many asylum seekers and refugees – and shines a light on the work of lawyers and activists.
Previously, Soledad has screened at festivals including the Seattle Latino Film Festival, the Central American International Film Festival (Los Angeles), Social ChangeFest (Chicago), and the Arizona International Film Festival. It will also screen at the Santa Fe Film Festival February 17-21. Awards include Best Documentary at Global Impact Film Festival (Washington D.C.), Best Women’s Film at Society for Photographic Education (Denver), and Corazon Latino Award at Festival de Cine Latino Americano (Fort Worth).
A discussion about asylum seeking, featuring filmmakers Lisa Molomot, Laura Seltzer-Duny, and attorneys Professor Shefali Desai-Milczarek & Rebecca Eichler will take place on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7PM EST.