Óscar (Anthony Gonzalez), a 12-year-old Honduran boy, is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system. As he attempts to reach his uncle, Manuel (Omar Leyva), in Arizona, Óscar is apprehended by Border Patrol and placed in “the icebox,” a processing center for Hispanic migrant children. Read More

Festivals and Honors

Bridging the Borders Award (2018)

For Outstanding Artistic Values to Address an Important Social Justice Issue

Imagen Award (2019)

Best Primetime Program - Specials, Movies & Limited Series, Best Young Actor - Television


“You can’t be a child. In this very moment you have to grow up. To survive.”


Icebox Puts a Human Face on Immigration

"A film that feels ripped from the headlines."

"A wrenching, harrowing movie about one Honduran boy's quest for asylum."

"A film every American needs to see right now."

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