Source: The Daily Beast
In his prior feature-length and short documentaries, director Rodrigo Reyes has investigated the North American immigrant experience via both intimate character studies (“Lupe Under the Sun”) and expansive expressionistic portraitures (“Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border”).
Reyes’ latest film is a combination of those two approaches,
“After the Raid” is a poignant 25-minute short film that investigates the aftermath of an immigration raid through the lens of a wife and new mother left to fend for herself, a long-time resident trying her best to help in whatever way she can, and a priest tasked with bringing some measure of comfort—and solace—to his fractured community.
“After the Raid” is available now on Netflix.
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