When two U.S. born children share that their mother is being deported, immigration activist Nora Sandigo steps up to become their legal guardian, saving them from the fate of “immigration orphans’’ trapped in the foster care system. Six years later, Nora’s charges have grown to nearly 1,000 children.
Q&A with directors Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker to follow the screening
Filmmaker Bios: Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker travel the world searching for stories for Copper Pot Pictures. Dave and Chad’s passion for people and the struggles they overcome has led them to film everything from Arab Spring protests in Egypt’s Tahrir Square for their documentary We Must Go, which follows former US Soccer coach Bob Bradley as he helms the Egyptian national team, to shooting on Sesame Street for their documentary I Am Big Bird, which is about Caroll Spinney, the man who has been Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. We Must Go spent the first week of release in the top 10 documentary downloads on iTunes and is available in over 100 million homes. I Am Big Bird was released theatrically in 2015 by Tribeca Film to sold-out theaters and rave reviews from the likes of “The New York Times, Time”.