Sanctuary Caravan

A reversion of “Voices in Exile,” this is a 30-minute documentary on the Sanctuary Movement. Produced in English and Spanish for National Public Radio.

Claire Schoen: Producer, sound record/edit/designer
Fine Line Productions: Executive Producer

Program Summary: The plight of Salvadoran refugees is largely unknown, yet very close to home. This half-hour program documents the stories of individuals who have fled American-backed death squads in El Salvador to face a different kind of dislocation as undocumented aliens in the U.S. Here they are refused asylum, as this would acknowledge our complicity in the atrocities they escaped. A group of American church members defy the law to give sanctuary to these refugees, putting themselves at risk as well.