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Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico

by Home Storytellers - a fiscally sponsored by 501c3 nonprofit, Empowerment WORKS
Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico
Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico
Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico
Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico
Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico
Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico
Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico
Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico
Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico
Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico
Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico
Legal Aid for 75 refugees ASAP in Mexico
Asylum Access work at a Mexico migrant shelter
Asylum Access work at a Mexico migrant shelter

We are happy to report that our partner Asylum Access has updated the impact achieved by using the short documentary film HOT DOGS ON A TRICYCLE on their communication campaigns. In their report, Asylum Access shows $124,000 of incremental fundraising driven by the film that has helped 1514 Refugee families in finding safety and accessing their rights to fair work, education and healthcare.

We are also happy to report that as a proof of the production values of our short documentary film HOT DOGS ON A TRICYCLE, it has been recognized by film festivals in Europe, United States and Latin America.

We want to thank you again for believing in HOME Storytellers and making this successful project possible.

Film Festival Recognitions
Film Festival Recognitions

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Let me start this report by reminding you important information about Home Storytellers.

What we do: We inspire individuals, philanthropic organizations, businesses, and governments to act in support of proven solutions that enable refugees self-reliance. 

How we do it: We produce artful character-drive short films to power social impact campaigns.

Refugee self-reliance has been identified as a priority in the 2030 U.N. Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact on Refugees. Programs that support self-reliance empower refugees with means to support themselves and their families, allowing them to live with dignity and contribute to the social and economic fabric of their host countries. 

Hot Dogs on a Tricycle, the short film production that you supported with your donation has inspired individuals, foundations and business to act in support of the Asylum Access' great programs that are empowering many refugees in Mexico and elsewhere. Mario had to flee El Salvador looking for safety, he received the legal aid, obtained the refugee status from the Mexican government and through Asylum Access' hospitality route has a stable job. Asylum Access has creditted the film for raising $118,000 USD in 7 months and increasing by 8 the cumber of companies joinning the Hospitality route in Mexico. This funds are being used to provide legal aid to many more refugees.

The social impact campaign continues and we expect that significantly more funding will be raised. We will keep you updated. For now we can tell you that every dollar that you invested in the production of Hot Dogs in a Tricycle has translated into four dollars of incremental funding for refugees legal aid. We are proud of having partnered with you to achive this social impact.

We want to invite you to learn about our new project to amplify refugee education in Malawi. Please visit this link to watch a beautiful 3 min video that explins why is so important to tell Jacques Kabongo's story. In the links below you will find the GlobalGiving project link with more information.

Thank you!!

The Home Storytellers Team.

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The objective our films is to dramatically increasing funding to great solutions to the global refugee crisis and that is exactly what Hot Dogs on a Tricycle is doing. We just received an amazing impact update from our grassroots partner organization Asylum Access. 

"Home Storytellers short documentary film Hot Dogs on a Tricycle and photographs are being utilized since May 2019 by Asylum Access across multiple communications including community screening, donors, foundations, and press releases. As of the end of November 2019, Asylum Access credits the film for helping them raise $118,000 and increasing by 8 the number of Companies joining Asylum Access' Hospitality route program in Mexico".

"Asylum Access empowers refugees to become their own champions. By giving refugees the tools to advocate for themselves, and by encouraging host governments to expand refugees' rights and opportunities. Asylum Access works toward a world where all refugees, everywhere, can rebuild their lives".

Please watch in links a short video of Lisa D'Annunzio (Development Director at Asylum Access) directly tell you about the value they are getting from the Home Storytellers film.

With so many motivating and important achievements this film is continuing to contribute significantly to help Asylum Access increase funding to the Mexican program that provides legal aid for Central American refugees and help at least 75 refugees.  


We would like take this opportunity to say thank you. We are very well aware that all these achievements wouldn’t have been possible without your enormous support.

The Home Storytellers Team

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We are very excited to share with you some outstanding news we have received during summer months.

Not only have we attended the Berlin Short Film Festival in July with our documentary film “Hot Dogs On A Tricycle”, but we were also selected for the Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival, which is going to take place in Belfast from 4th to 7th of October and won the Award of Excellence from The Impact DOCS Awards Competition, of which we are especially proud of. Awards of Excellence are granted to entries with truly exceptional filmmaking. Impact Docs recognizes those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. We are honoured to receive this prize dedicated to all the artists working with film to make social impact and thus help more refugees to live a dignified life. 

Speaking about impact: Asylum Access has also organized a screening event LinkedIn WRD, which took place on 20 June in San Francisco and attended the Bravemaker Open House Event Redwood, which took place on 21 August 2019. Here Asylum Access had the chance to expand their network and establish collaborative relationships, which results will be reflected in a screening event in the near future.

With so many motivating and important achievements this film is continuing to contribute significantly to help Asylum Access increase funding to the Mexican program that provides legal aid for Central American refugees and help at least 75 refugees.  

We would like take this opportunity to say thank you. We are very well aware that all these achievements wouldn’t have been possible without your enormous support.


Your Home Storytellers and Asylum Access team.

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We are deeply grateful for all the support we received to end our campaign at $5435, almost 10% above our target of $5000. Thanks to this support we were able to complete and donate to our partner Asylum Access the short documentary film "Hot Dogs on a Tricycle". The film is already being used by Asylum Access to increase funding to the Mexican program that provides the legal aid for Central American refugees. They are certainly on their way to help at least 75 refugees. However, we believe the incremental funding will positively impact many more. 

We want to share quotes from the Asylum Access team:

"Refugees are amazing, resilient people. If given the chance, they thrive in their new homes. Marios's story is a perfect example of the incredible contribution refugees can make to their communities. We are greatful to Home Storytellers for giving Mario this platform and showing the world that refugees should be supported and embraced." -- Lisa D'Annunzio, development director, Asylum Access.

"The current world refugee situation can often feel overwhealming and removed for someone who is not directly involved. With the help of Home Storytellers in telling Mario's story, we are able to minimize that distance and illustrate that while circumstances may differ, the needs and wants of a refugee are equal to that of anybody else's. We can all relate in the commonality of wanting to feel safe, to be with family and to achieve independent growth." -- Diana Essex-Lettieri, deputy director, Asylum Access

"A refugee's story does not end once they flee or cross a border. Rebuilding one's life is an ongoing process. At Asylum Access, we believe the need for economic, educational and cultural integration goes hand in hand with legal representation. Home Storytellers effectively captures this pillar of our organization by demonstrating our dedication to the continuous support of individuals like Mario in the refugee comminity." -- Emily Arnold-Fernandez, executive director, Asylum Access.

Please watch our 10 minute Hot Dogs on a Tricycle at the attached link. Already an oficial selection of the Berlin Short Film festival.

Thank you so much from all the Home Storytellers and Asylum Access teams.

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