EXCLUSIVE: Almost a thousand migrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border during the Trump administration have yet to be reunited with their parents, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Many other migrant parents might still be waiting to get their children back were it not for the efforts of Immigrant Families Together, a mom-led organization that sprang up in response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance policy.” The story of anguished parents helped by IFT is told in the documentary Split at the Root, directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton.
Today, Ava DuVernay’s Array Releasing announced it has acquired rights to the film, with plans to debut it in select theaters and on Netflix on March 3. “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,” according to a description of the film. “When a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum was separated from her kids under Zero Tolerance Policy, a Facebook post by a mother in Queens coalesced into a movement as thousands of like-minded women across the US refused to stand by quietly.Read more on deadline.com
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