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Javier Zamora was nine years-old when he made the journey from El Salvador to the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, nearly 20 years later, he is forced to return to the country where he was born, to apply for a visa to maintain the life he has in the U.S. We follow Javier's return in his own words: through audio diaries, archival family tape, and interviews. "The Return" is an intimate portrait of what gets left behind when we immigrate and what we can gain when we return.
The Return is the winner of the Third Coast/RHDF 2019 Best Documentary: Gold Award and was nominated for Best Audio Documentary 2019 from the International Documentary Association.
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