After 24 years of living in the US, a Guatemalan grandmother threatened with deportation takes sanctuary in a North Carolina church.
Pilar Timpane is a filmmaker and producer based in Durham, North Carolina. In 2018, she co-directed and produced SANTUARIO. SANTUARIO (ReelSouth/PBS WorldChannel & AlJazeera) was the winner of the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at New Orleans Film Festival 2018 and the winner of the 2017 Tribeca Film Institute IF/Then Shorts American South Pitch. Her film projects have been supported by Tribeca Film Institute, Women in Film Finishing Fund, the Fledgling Fund, Southern Documentary Fund, and others. She has been an invited speaker at universities and festivals around the country. She is a New Orleans Film Society Southern Producers Lab Fellow, 2020. Pilar holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree from Duke University Divinity School. Her work has focused on women’s stories, immigration, and religious communities, with the aim of using storytelling for social change.
Christine is a documentary producer and director based in Minneapolis, MN. She is currently producing the documentary series BURDEN OF PROOF, directed by Cynthia Hill, which was a 2019 IDFA Central Pitch selection and is slated to broadcast on HBO in 2020. Her directorial debut SANTUARIO won Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/Then Short Documentary Pitch, premiered at Hamptons International Film Festival, and won New Orleans Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short. Christine was associate producer of the Emmy- and Peabody-winning series A CHEF'S LIFE on PBS, and ROAD TO RACE DAY on Verizon Go90/Complex Networks. Films produced by Christine have been supported by Sundance Documentary Film Program, Tribeca Film Institute, IFP, Sheffield Meet Market, Fledgling Fund, Women & Film Finishing Fund, and the Southern Documentary Fund. Christine is a New Orleans Film Society Southern Producing Lab fellow, an associate of UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program, and a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.