Split at the Root

Split at the Root

Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Release year: 2022
World premiere at SXSW Film Festival 2022
Official Selection of Hot Docs Festival 2022
Official Selection of Heartland International Film Festival 2022
Official Selection of Palm Springs International Film Festival 2023
Runtime: 96 minutes
Language: english

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Split at the Root follows the emotional journey of mothers separated from their children at the U.S. border and the grassroots initiative that, against all odds, reunites those families. When a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum was separated from her kids under the Zero Tolerance Policy, a Facebook post by a mom in Queens coalesced into a movement as thousands of like-minded women across the US refused to stand by quietly. Immigrant Families Together was born – a rapid response group committed to doing what the government couldn’t – or wouldn’t do: reunite parents with their children separated by the Zero Tolerance Policy.