ABOUT THE GREAT MOTHER


THE GREAT MOTHER is a personal look at immigration through the eyes of Nora Sandigo, legal guardian to over 1,000 US-born children of undocumented immigrants.

Without Nora as their guardian, if the parents of these US-citizen children are deported, the kids will be sent to foster care. After three months, they can be adopted, ending any chance of a reunion.  With Nora as the guardian, however, not only will the kids never enter foster care, but Nora will also battle to keep their parents from being deported.

Shot over two years and encompassing both the 2016 election and its aftermath, the film captures the most tumultuous years on record for immigrants in a deeply personal way.