Santuario

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Christine Delp / Pilar Timpane

Synopsis

In May 2017, Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, a quiet, unassuming grandmother from Guatemala, took refuge in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, to avoid deportation. Nearly two years later, she’s still there. She knits, cooks, and prays in anxious limbo, awaiting either a favorable court ruling or seizure by federal agents. Fifty miles from her home in Asheboro, she’s near enough to her husband, four children, and two grandchildren for regular visits, but she’s painfully removed from the daily rhythms of a house that feels empty without her. Filmmakers Christine Delp and Pilar Timpane sensitively capture the struggles of a woman caught in a political tug-of-war. 

Showtimes

October 3, 2019 7:00 pm

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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