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DIVIDIDA EN LA RAÍZ Opens the “Cinema Without Borders” Program With the Presence of Director Linda Goldstein and Rocío Abud

Omar Sosa Topete

The 20th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), in collaboration with the Coppel Foundation, held the first screening of the "Cinema without Borders" program, where the film Dividida en la raíz (2022), by Linda Goldstein, was presented.

"Cinema Without Borders" brings together five documentary feature films with a focus directed towards migratory issues. “The issue of immigration, which is one of the most important in our country, has been explored in this section for many years,” said Daniela Michel, founder and general director of FICM.


Split at the Root

“I can't think of a more perfect place to present this film while here in Mexico, especially given the immigration-related news of late. It's a very special time, I think, to present this," added Linda Goldstein, the film's director.

Dividida en la raíz follows the emotional and bureaucratic journey that mothers live, separated from their children on the US-Mexico border, and an initiative carried out by a mother in New York, who against all odds, managed to an enormous change: reuniting parents with their children separated by the Zero Tolerance Policy. “Without this vision, this would not have happened and I believe that there is no better place, or better time, to present this documentary than in Morelia” remarked Rocío Abud, Director of the Coppel Foundation, Sustainability and ASG of Grupo Coppel