All We Carry

USA | 2024 | 87 min. | Cady Voge

Mirna and Magdiel fled Honduras in search of a brighter future. After making their way north, including a months-long stint in a U.S. detention center, they found sanctuary in a Seattle synagogue, who showed mercy on them as they awaited asylum.

Director Cady Voge scheduled to attend.

Presented in collaboration with our community partners at the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project and the Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice.

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“Voge has made a wonderful document, taking the waves and waves of immigrants seeking a better life in America and distilling it down to one lovely family.” —Eric Althoff, ScreenComment

In Southern Mexico, crowds of migrants gather. They wait and hope for a chance at a new life beyond the United States’ towering border wall. They have few possessions: a few bags, blankets, and—if they’re lucky—each other. All We Carry is a documentary following Magdiel and Mirna, a young Honduran couple fleeing narco traffickers with their toddler son. They’ve left everything they know for this uncertain, perilous journey because all that exists for them back at home is the threat of likely death; two of Mirna’s family members were killed, as was Magdiel’s father, and the two fear they’re next. The problem? Gaining asylum in the United States under a then-Donald Trump presidency requires the couple to convince the government to believe in and care about their story. All We Carry tells the story of the in-between period for migrants after they’ve made it to the U.S., but before they are granted asylum. Magdiel and Mirna, after two respective stints in a detention center, find themselves in Seattle enduring the two years before their final immigration hearing, which will determine whether they can stay or whether they must leave. During this time, neither can legally work. They have a son to care for and little English between the two of them. What follows is a story of the Seattle community banding together to help two immigrants fighting for survival.

—Nathalie Graham

  • Original Language Title: Lo Que Llevamos
  • Director: Cady Voge
  • Country: USA, Mexico
  • Year: 2024
  • Running Time: 87 min.
  • Producer: Laura Pilloni, Laura Tatham, Cady Voge
  • Screenplay: Cady Voge, Rachel Clara Reed
  • Cinematographers: Cady Voge
  • Editors: Rachel Clara Reed
  • Music: Alejandro Starosielski, Ezequiel Tarica
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Spanish, English
  • Has Subtitles: Yes