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Nacido de Nuevo

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After the death of his young son, border patrol officer Ramon Nunez finds redemption at the hands of an illegal immigrant in a single polarizing and life-altering night.

The discussion of immigration has become a big topic over the last year, and it’s great to see artists creating films to express and challenge their feelings. Where it may not be in a direct and documented way, director Evan Kaufmann (The Choice) channels the discussion through a narrative form. The film follows a grieving border patrol officer, who finds redemption at the hands of an illegal immigrant in a single polarizing and life-altering night.

The main inspiration for the film was the constant discussion of immigration. The film was written right before the presidential election (and filming began the day after Trump was elected) so the topic was on everyone’s mind as much, if not more, than it currently is. I wanted to see a scenario where two people on opposing ends of that argument had to come together over something important- and how a situation like that might be resolved in the world we live in.

The film, although subtlety paced is packed with grand emotional moments, and focused on human connections between opposing sides. Kaufmann does an excellent job at carrying the story and creating compassionate surroundings to the main and supporting characters – sparking valide debates from everyone’s valued perspective.

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