U.S. Premiere of Home is Somewhere Else at the AFI Latin Film Festival

Canal Washington, D.C.


Special Presentation; U.S. Premiere. Q&A with filmmakers Jorge Villalobos and Carlos Hagerman

This beautifully animated documentary from Mexican directing team Jorge Villalobos and Carlos Hagerman tells three personal stories, each narrated by a real-life protagonist, which reflect the complex emotional experiences of undocumented children and families in the U.S. — their fears, hopes and struggles for a better future. Eleven-year-old Jasmine’s constant fear of her parents being deported has inspired her to become an activist; teenage sisters Evelyn and Elizabeth live with different immigration statuses, but refuse to let it mar their relationship; and poet José Eduardo Aguilar — who binds the three stories together with his words — recounts his childhood, his deportation from the U.S. as a young man and his path to becoming an artist and activist. Official Selection, 2022 Annecy and Guadalajara film festivals. DIR/PROD Jorge Villalobos, Carlos Hagerman; PROD Guillermo Rendón.Presented as part of #CineMexa, the film program of the Mexican Cultural Institute in DC.

In English and Spanish with English subtitles
Mexico/U.S., 2022, color, 87 min.
Run Time: 87 Minutes
Genre: Documentary – animation