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Where Can We Live In Peace?

Documentary Feature
Directed by: Judy Mary Jackson
Duration: 65 minutes
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“WHERE CAN WE LIVE IN PEACE?”: The Migrant Crisis.

This documentary about the Central American migrant crisis – was filmed in the ABBA migrant shelter which was founded by Pastor Ignacio Ramirez in Celaya, one of Mexico’s most dangerous towns.

The migrants ride illegally on freight trains (La Bestia.) Often there are accidents, and they lose limbs. Their dreams are shattered. The ABBA shelter is unique in that it looks after all those who have suffered accidents. The amputees have even formed a band. Pastor Ignacio is now hoping to acquire a large piece of land which can be a sanctuary for them as they heal. It’s an incredible example of what is possible.

So far 3 rough cut screenings in Mexico of “Where Can We Live in Peace?” have raised $41,000.00 US for workshops (medical, therapeutic, art therapy, digital learning) on the new land so the amputees can learn new skills. Jackson hopes that screenings across the US and Canada will raise more funds.

Director Judy Jackson has made over 100 documentaries about human rights and social justice (for the CBC, TVO, Knowledge network in Canada, and BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in the UK.) They have won over 60 international awards. Many have also created ripples of change. For example, a documentary for the BBC, but shown around the world which showed that police in Guatemala City were shooting street children wa

However, this documentary had no budget. It happened like this:
Following personal tragedies Jackson read many books about bereavement.. One book resonated – “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. He lost his fiancée and his parents in a concentration camp. He survived but noticed that those who did best were those who helped others. This led Jackson to pick up a camera, learn to edit, and to make “Where Can We Live in Peace?” about migrants who are forced to leave their homes because of poverty, gang violence and climate change, and are searching for a place where they can bring up their children in peace and safety.

Note: We are still completing a final mix.
Content Warnings: Mild Language
Genres: Documentary and Reality
Perspectives: Filmmakers with Disabilities , LatinX, LGBTQ+, Women
Studio: Judy Films Inc.
Producers: Judy Mary Jackson
From: Canada
Produced In: Mexico
Writers: Judy Mary Jackson
Lead Actors: n/a documentary
Supporting Actors: n/a documentary
Key Crew: Judy Jackson

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