Donde Dios Quiera (Wherever God Wants)

A Honduran woman and her four children make the difficult journey north to seek asylum in the U.S. Upon arrival, they are unwittingly caught in the crosshairs of a new immigration policy and a binational debate. As the Trump administration cracks down on the influx of Central American migrants, families find themselves stuck in the liminal space between what was and what has yet to come when they are returned to Mexico to await their asylum claims.

  • Kayla Mulholland
    Pláticas, Resilience Undocumented
  • Adriana Trujillo
    Félix: Self-Fictions of a Human Smuggler
  • Specola Audiovisual
    Hambre, William the New Judo Master
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Donde Dios Quiera
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Short Documentary
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico, United States
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  • Binational Social Work Conference at the Museum of Photographic Arts
    San Diego
    United States
    May 4, 2019
Director Biography - Kayla Mulholland

Kayla Mulholland is a visual anthropologist and clinical social worker in the San Diego-Tijuana region. She has worked with migrant communities in San Francisco, Barcelona, San Diego and Tijuana for over 10 years. Kayla was awarded a research grant through Mexico's Secretaria de Salud - Programa de Investigación en Migración y Salud for her studies on migration and its impact on family systems. In 2018, she was awarded the National Consuelo W. Gosnell Scholarship for her dedication to working with Latino migrant communities.

Her ethnographic research and media projects focus on migration and its real life psycho-social impact. Her previous films, Pláticas and Resilience Undocumented, were official selections at the San Francisco and San Diego Latino Film Festivals. Her shorts are used as a therapeutic tools to facilitate support groups at non-profit organizations that work with migrants.

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