Towards the North

Director, Producer and Series Producer

Towards the North is a documentary film following Nelly and her daughter Joseline, who like millions of others, are fleeing extreme gang violence in Central America. With unprecedented intimacy, we enter their world and witness the daily battles of asylum seekers on the run: making the best of each day, meeting new friends and living in a constant state of fear. With their sights set on the U.S., mother and daughter cover the length of Mexico, facing immigration officials and taking selfies along the way – only to arrive in Tijuana where the US border suddenly becomes a dark reality.

Jessica directed the film while producing the larger series Humanity on the Move, a multi-part initiative tackling the global refugee crisis created by Show of Force.

Official Selection Santa Barbara Film Festival and Atlanta Film Festival

Airing on Wold Channel Via PBS 9/16/18 at 10/9c and available online after 9/16

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