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Rosario Dawson & Lana Parrilla Join Border Crisis SXSW Documentary ‘Split At The Root’ As EPs

EXCLUSIVE: Rosario Dawson and Lana Parrilla are boarding the upcoming SXSW Linda Goldstein Knowlton directed documentary Split At The Root, as EPs.

The pic is schedule to play in the Austin, TX festival’s Documentary Highlight allotment.

‘Split on the Root’

Split on the Root follows the emotional streak of mothers separated from their children on the U.S. border and the grassroots initiative that, against all odds, reunites those households. When a Guatemalan mom making an are trying for asylum used to be separated from her children beneath the Zero Tolerance Policy, a Facebook post by a mom in Queens coalesced into a hasten as thousands of fancy-minded ladies folk across the U.S. refused to stand by quietly. Immigrant Families Collectively used to be born – a rapid response community committed to doing what the government couldn’t – or wouldn’t develop: reunite parents with their children separated by the Zero Tolerance Policy.

Producers for Split on the Root embody Emmy Award-nominated creator/producer Marti Noxon of Dinky Pyro Productions, Noxon’s President of Manufacturing Maria Grasso, Miranda Bailey of Frigid Iron Photos.

Frigid Iron Photos

Dawson has produced fiction and nonfiction alike ranging from initiatives fancy This Is No longer A War Narrative, nominated for The John Cassavetes Spirit Award, the award-winning documentary The Need To Grow which she moreover has narrated, and produced two initiatives for Free Speech Tv, The Assembly as properly as Telethon for The United States 2020, each of which she co-hosted. Within the support of the cameras, Dawson is highly active in political, social and environmental causes and has been eager with many social justice organizations including Amnesty Worldwide, Voto Latino, Establish The Formative years, Medical doctors With out Borders and RESPECT! (to forestall domestic violence) to title about a.

Dinky Pyro

“Through immigration protection on this country, it’s a long way extra than gorgeous a political disaster—we’re struggling a disaster of our very humanity. And one skill to replace the controversy in Washington is by altering the language we expend and the tales we originate corresponding to Split the Root, opening the lens wider so other folks obtain the stout image. By having those who bask in come to the US to examine asylum entrance-and-center on this movie and showing how each particular person can construct a correct distinction to carry out change is why I needed to affix the manufacturing team of this movie” mentioned Dawson.

Noxon added, “From the moment I heard the myth of mothers on this facet of the border helping mothers and children on the opposite facet, I was compelled to know extra. I couldn’t factor in any parent who knows the wrenching ache of being separated from their children who wouldn’t present. And I had full self belief that Linda Goldstein Knowlton and your entire team would capture the class, despair, and hope of those ladies folk’s streak. I’m proud to be segment of it and am so pleased to bask in Rosario be half of the team in amplifying these ladies folk’s voices and helping to shine a delicate on the compassionate Americans who supported them along the skill.”

“My arrangement with this movie used to be to uncover an intimate, deepest myth of households separated by the Zero Tolerance protection, told by highly efficient ladies folk from each facets of the border. I couldn’t be extra grateful to Marti and Rosario for helping to construct this movie a actuality and lift the spotlight support onto the ongoing experiences of those households” mentioned Goldstein Knowlton.

Noxon’s recent credit embody HBO restricted series Entertaining Objects, AMC’s Dietland and the acclaimed first season of Lifetime series UnREAL, a recipient of the popular Peabody Award. Her extra credit embody Girlfriends’ Details to Divorce, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Livid Males, Grey’s Anatomy and Non-public Put together, and she wrote and directed the Netflix movie To the Bone, impressed by her dangle battle with ingesting issues.

Goldstein Knowlton is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, working in documentary, scripted characteristic movies, and tv. Her award-winning We Are The Radical Monarchs, premiered at SXSW in 2019 and used to be released on PBS in 2020. She produced the award-winning Whale Rider and The Transport Details and started directing documentaries in 2003. For her directorial debut, she co-directed The World Constant with Sesame Avenue, which debuted on the 2006 Sundance Movie Competition and aired on PBS. Goldstein Knowlton directed and produced one amongst the six, Emmy-nominated documentaries for the PBS MAKERS: Females Who Manufacture The United States series, and produced the documentary Code Dim, the foundation for the CBS one-hour drama.

Parilla’s TV credit embody Once Upon a Time, Walk City, Swingtown, Boomtown, Windfall and 24. For her flip as The Frightening Queen/Regina Mills in Once Upon a Time, she received a Teen Preference Award for Preference Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress, an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series and a nomination for Ideal Supporting Actress on Tv from the 38th Saturn Awards.

Producer, actor, and director Bailey currently premiered her movie God’s Country, starring Thandiwe Newton at this three hundred and sixty five days’s Sundance Movie Competition to extreme acclaim. She has produced over 20 movies, amongst them the Oscar-nominated The Squid And The Whale and the Spirit Award-winning The Diary Of A Teenage Lady, as properly as James Gunn’s Astronomical, the Sundance hit Swiss Military Man, the seriously acclaimed Norman, and the indie hit Don’t Divulge Twice.

Reasonably about a EPs on Split on the Root  embody Zak Kilberg founder of Social Hold, a courageous manufacturing company dedicated to curating quite a lot of socially connected and impactful media initiatives. Amanda Marshall and Jason Beck moreover of Frigid Iron Photos.

Split At The Root is represented by ICM Companions, CAA Media Finance and UTA Autonomous Movie.

Dawson is represented by CAA and Untitled Leisure, Parilla is represented by The Gersh Company and Untitled Leisure; Noxon is represented by WME, Goldstein Knowlton is represented by Chris Tricarico, Bailey is represented by ICM and Echo Lake Leisure.

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