They Took Them Alive | Field of Vision

18 min short film. More than two years after 43 students disappeared from Ayotzinapa in Mexico, their loved ones still seek justice and closure.

Director: Emily Pederson
Executive Producers: Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack, Charlotte Cook
Producer: Patricia Benabé/Rayuela Films

The New York Times: Documentary 'They Took Them Alive' Portrays One of Mexico's 'Most Tragic and Desperate Eras'
The Atlantic: There's No Peace for the Families of Mexico's Missing Students
El Faro: Ayotzinapa o la importancia de no dejar solas a las víctimas
Field of Vision: Interview with Emily Pederson

Festivals and Awards: 
2020 Madrid Human Rights Film Festival
2018 Berlin Motion Picture Festival
2018 Barcelona Human Rights Film Festival
2018 Global Impact Film Festival
2018 CNY Film Festival | Prize for Artistic Excellence
2017 March on Washington Film Festival | Emerging Filmmaker Grand Prize
2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
2017 Bronx Documentary Center Women's Film Series
2017 GIFF Guanajuato International Film Festival
2017 Santiago International Short Film Festival | Special Jury Mention
2017 Madrid Human Rights Film Festival
2017 Shorts Mexico
2017 Proyector Screening Series
2017 Rockport Film Festival
2016 San Francisco Film Society Doc Stories

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Director, Editor: Emily Pederson

6 min video piece. Two immigrant mothers speak about their experiences of being separated from their children at the border in 2019. In collaboration with the nonprofit Immigrant Families Together.

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Director, Editor: Emily Pederson

5 min video piece. As President Trump is inaugurated, undocumented mother Lucia reflects on the Mexican immigrant experience.

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