Rachel Clara Reed (BSJ15)

I’m working on my first feature documentary and we’re running a fundraising campaign right now for post-production: sound/color engineering, archival film licensing, festival applications, and more.

What We Carry tells the intimate story of one family while humanizing one of the most divisive issues of our time: immigration. After escaping violence in Honduras and joining the migrant caravan, a young couple and their son are taken in by a synagogue in Seattle, Washington, and their story becomes linked to the Jewish people’s long legacy of defending the right to refuge.

The film centers the stories of Mirna, Magdiel, and Joshua as they seek asylum. But we uplift not just their identities and day-to-day experiences of being immigrants, but also the daily joys and tribulations – and even the mundane moments – of parenthood, marriage, and setting up life in a new place – things that many of us, immigrants or not, experience ourselves.

Please check out the campaign at whatwecarrydoc.com. Thanks very much!