Courtroom 3H

Courtroom 3H

“Welcome. Please, sit down. The purpose of this Court is to reunify; to bring your family back together.”

These are usually the frst words with which Judge Sjostrom, of the Unifed Family Court of Tallahassee (Fl), welcomes the participants to his Court. This film examines the unfiltered, unflinching truth of that statement. As a never-before-seen window inside the Unifed Family Court (Florida), the film gives a voice to its structure through witnessing its internal mechanisms. Through the complexity of the legal process, we will experience how delicate legal resolutions can be for children and families.

Location: Leon Country, Florida

Year: 2020

Directed by: Antonio Méndez Esparza

Type: long feature documentary film