Welcome Strangers (2020)

Welcome Strangers (2020)

Every night at 6pm, just outside of Denver, Colorado, detained immigrants are legally released from an ICE facility onto unfriendly, industrial streets. Most of the men and women are asylum-seekers. They have little idea where they are and have nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Welcome Strangers is a short documentary that tells the story of Sarah Jackson, a young woman who searches the streets for these immigrants and invites them into her home. She is assisted by Oliver, the lead host, and over a thousand volunteers who provide the guests with shelter, clothing and help getting to their next destination.

Premiered at Big Sky Film Festival February, 2020

International Premiere: Hot Docs 2020

Official Selection: Palm Springs International Shortfest

Winner: Telluride Mountainfilm 2020 Women in Film Award