Welcome Strangers

Welcome Strangers

United States, 21min

Director / Producer: Dia Sokol Savage

Producer: Garret Savage

Cast: Sarah Jackson

Cinematographer: Matthias Grunsky

Editor: Chelsea Jackson


Every night at 6pm, detained immigrants are legally released from a for-profit ICE facility onto unfriendly, industrial streets near Denver, Colorado. The men and women, most of them asylum-seekers, have little idea where they are and have nothing more than the clothes on their backs. “Welcome Strangers” tells the story of Sarah Jackson, a young woman who searches the streets for these immigrants and invites them into her home. She and a team of volunteers greet them with compassion and provide them with shelter, clothing and help them reunite with their families.