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NY Premiere

Director: Julie Winokur

Mexico, 2018, 13 min

Shooting Format:HDV

Festival Year:2018

Category:Documentary Short

Crew:Executive Producers: Tim Raphael - Producers: Rachel Dennis - Cinematographer: Rachel Dennis, Gareth Smit, Luc Forsyth, Griselda San Martin - Editor: Rachel Dennis, Julie Winokur


For millions of families, separation is the painful byproduct of immigration. For every undocumented person in the United States, there's a mother, father, sibling or child left behind. *When We Meet Again* is an immersive journey for one family that begins on opposite sides of the border and delves into the emotional power of reunification. Gabriela Karina travels from her hometown of Tlaxcala, Mexico, to Brooklyn, New York, to see her sisters in the wake of their mother's death. These sisters maintain a deep bond, despite the distance. Together after 14 years apart, they honor their mother on the first Day of the Dead since her passing.

About the director

Julie Winokur, Executive Director of Talking Eyes Media, has been a storyteller for over two decades, first as a magazine writer and then as a documentary filmmaker. She launched Talking Eyes in 2002 as a way to focus on creating visual media that catalyzes positive social change. Her work has appeared on PBS, the Documentary Channel, MediaStorm, National Geographic Magazine and Discovery online, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and Beyond broadcast and publication, Winokur works extensively with nonprofit organizations to develop their messages and put Talking Eyes' films to work at the grassroots level. She is on the faculty of Rutgers University-Newark and has taught at the International Center of Photography in New York.

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