A documentary by Marian Carrasquero and Jean-Philippe Dobrin


Told through the journeys of two expecting mothers seeking safety in Colombia, Irse is a window into the Venezuelan exodus and its impact on families.

This 26 minute documentary weaves the stories of two Venezuelan families, with expecting mothers, that have migrated to Colombia in search for safety and security nonexistent in their home country. Jhon and Sara are expecting their fourth child and are in search of a stable living environment for them and their children. Miguel and Stephany are expecting their second child but after the birth are torn apart because Miguel is unable to find work in Colombia.


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Marian Carrasquero is a Venezuelan documentary photographer and filmmaker. She received her B.F.A in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and her masters degree in Documentary Filmmaking from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has interned for The New York Times, NPR, CNN, and The Museum of Modern Art. She believes that the most important work is made at the intersection of art and journalism. //

Jean-Philippe Dobrin "J.P." Dobrin is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. For over a decade, he has specialized in human interest stories for non-profit, advertising and editorial outlets. His work has been the published by the New York Times, Time Magazine, KQED and the International Rescue Committee. He has worked in India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, South America and around the United States to capture visuals of everyday life. //