Five Years North

  • The Roads Most Traveled The Roads Most Traveled
  • The Undocumented Lawyer The Undocumented Lawyer

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Film Info
Running Time:85 min.
Director:Zach Ingrasci
Chris Temple
Producer:Jenna Kelly
Cinematographer:Nick Kraus
Zach Ingrasci
Chris Temple
Print Source:Optimist
Note Writer:Joe Bowman


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am PT on Friday, October 9, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the United States.


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Winner of DocPitch 2018, Five Years North is a film a decade in the making. After meeting and befriending a young Guatemalan boy named Luis while filming their first film Living on One Dollar, co-directors Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple followed a now-15-year-old Luis to New York City to forge a new life as an undocumented immigrant. Ambitious and complex in its scope, Five Years North captures many of Luis’ struggles in the US, from trying to learn English to finding temporary jobs, and juxtaposes them with a portrait of Judy, a Cuban American ICE agent patrolling the neighborhood where Luis now lives. With intimate access to their subjects, Ingrasci and Temple delicately capture two sides of one of America’s most heated and complicated issues.

Included Shorts

The Roads Most Traveled (25min) More
The Undocumented Lawyer (18min) More

Additional Information

Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci are the co-founders of the non-profit production company, Optimist. Their documentary feature directorial debut, Living on One Dollar, and second feature, Salam Neighbor, were both distributed globally by Netflix. Their films also included significant impact campaigns, raising a combined $91.5 million for the film’s causes.