ICE conducted the largest immigration raids in US history at slaughterhouses in the past year, arresting and deporting undocumented workers. Despite the danger to herself and her family, former slaughterhouse worker Susana returns to the scene at night to care for animals on their way to the kill floor.

  • Laura Gamse
    The Creators
  • Susana
    Key Cast
  • Trinity
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 16, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • HotDocs International Documentary Film Festival
    April 30, 2020
    International Premiere
  • 36th Annual IDA Documentary Award Nomination

    David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award Nomination
Director Biography - Laura Gamse

Director/producer Laura Gamse's work has been featured on NPR, the National Geographic Channel and Netflix, and covered in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her first documentary, The Creators: South Africa Through the Eyes of Its Artists, was named Best Documentary at the National Geographic Society’s All Roads Film Festival. She is currently in post-production on Brigidy Bram, a feature documentary whose shorter incarnation was named Best Short Film at the Bahamian Oscars.

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