What do you hope audiences will take away from the film?
The reason why I worked to make this film, and why my producers and every crew member worked on the film is to educate viewers about this situation. It's very dangerous, and people put themselves in precarious situations because they really don't have any other choices.
I don't think we can put aside the fact that children are suffering and dying on this journey. So, I really want this film to be used as a tool for urging positive immigration reform, because children are dying. What side of the immigration debate you're on doesn't really matter to me. What matters is that people are given a document they can look at and really see what's going on, and maybe have a bit more compassion for the people who are trying to get here.
It's interesting because they're not so very different than the vast majority of people who immigrated to the U.S. decades ago.
Well, let's not forget our history. Our own relatives came to the United States to fulfill their dreams and better their lives. These people are doing exactly the same thing. I hope people can remember the history of what our country is based upon, and maybe have a more compassionate view toward people who are attempting this journey now.