What We Leave Behind

Iliana Sosa
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At the age of 89, Julián takes one last bus ride to El Paso, Texas, to visit his daughters and their children — a lengthy trip he has made without fail every month for decades. After returning to rural Mexico, he quietly starts building a house in the empty lot next to his home. In the absence of his physical visits, can this new house bridge the distance between his loved ones? Over several years, director Iliana Sosa films her grandfather's work, gently sifting through Julián's previously unspoken memories and revealing both the daily pragmatism and poetry of his life.
Movie Tavern 5
March 26, 2022 3:30 PM
Virtual 1
March 25, 2022 1:00 PM
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71 mins

Director: Iliana Sosa

Producer: Emma D. Miller, Iliana Sosa, Isidore Bethel (co-producer)

Cinematographer: Iliana Sosa, Judy Phu, Monica Wise

Editor: Isidore Bethel

Sound Designer: Lena Esquenazi

Music: Camilla Uboldi

Co-host for Screenings: Dallas VideoFest https://www.videofest.org

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