Array Releasing acquired director Iliana Sosa’s documentary What We Left Behind behind.
The Peabody Award-winning distribution arm of Ava DuVernay’s Narrative Transformation Group has acquired the U.S., Canadian, U.K., Australia and New Zealand rights to the film, which has been World premiere at this year’s SXSW festival. The release of this document will coincide with Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, and will debut in September 48 on Netflix and select Cinema Screen.
What did we leave behind is an intimate personal project of Sosa, who recorded the last of 87 A few days old Julian Moreno decided to build a house in rural Mexico.
This documentary retraces his decades-long bus ride across the U.S.-Mexico border to visit his family and is a wealthy letter Sousa wrote to her grandfather Moreno. Poetic love letter. It’s also a thought-provoking meditation on dignified aging, the state of immigration in the United States, the definition of family and legacy, and the metaphors and text lengths one seeks for love and family.
“Iliana Sosa Quiet Powerful Documentary What We Left Behind
is an ode to the life and legacy of her hardworking grandfather and people like him who determined happiness through love for family and community, not money and cents,” said Array President Tilane Jones. “Array Releasing is excited to amplify this moving story that will resonate with film lovers around the world.”
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