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Linda Goldstein Knowlton’s Documentary ‘Split At The Root’ Premiere’s At SXSW

Written by on 17 Mar 2022

Split at the Root follows the emotional journey of mothers separated from their children at the U.S. border and the grassroots initiative that, against all odds, reunites those families. When a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum was separated from her kids under the Zero Tolerance Policy, a Facebook post by a mom in Queens coalesced into a movement as thousands of like-minded women across the US refused to stand by quietly.

Immigrant Families Together was born; a rapid response group committed to doing what the government couldn’t – or wouldn’t do: reunite parents with their children separated by the Zero Tolerance Policy. The film premiered at this years SXSW festival on March 13, 2022.

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