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“While the border divides, the land unites.”

Pedacito de la Tierra / A Little Piece of Home film aims to amplify unity through the joy, resilience, belonging, and community experienced throughout life’s journey.
Alight and Burners Without Borders are kicking off a global movement to create sustainable spaces of hope and refuge for migrant communities, beginning at the US/Mexico border.

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Creator | Producer | Writer: Kai Schoenhals
Director: Lina Lyte Plioplyte
Associate Producer | Editor | Writer: Leigh Glynn-Finnegan
Director of Photography: Alejandro Mendivil
Original Music: Vanessa Forero
Story Development: Alight | BWB | Professor Ronald Rael
Translation: Raquel Orellana Nuñez | Ramiro Martinez | Charles Lehnen
Pre-production support: John Behrens | Brook Holston
Special thanks: Sister Alma Angélica Macías Mejía (Lika) | Reverend Rodger A. Babnew Jr. | Casa de Misericordia residents

Filmed at Casa de Misericordia, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico in November 2020 on behalf of Alight & Burners Without Borders

Film – Kai Schoenhals | [email protected]
Alight – Annie Nolte-Henning | [email protected]
Burners Without Borders – Molly Rose | [email protected]

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