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