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Home + Away


World Premiere

USA | 83 MINUTES | English, Spanish | English subtitles


Documentary, Sports
Many of the students who attend Bowie High School in El Paso, Texas, have an unusual commute to school: over the bridge and across the border that separates their school from their homes in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. For many of these students, sports represent one possible route to a better life: Erik, a soccer player, dreams of playing professionally; Shyanne, one of the school’s best wrestlers, sees the Army as a way to get to college but begins to rethink her course in the current political climate; and Francisco, a hard throwing pitcher and third baseman whose father isn’t allowed into the United States, plays each game with that absence in the back of his mind.

Matt Ogens’ observational documentary Home + Away follows each of these students as they navigate academics and athletic competition, while also contending with language barriers, a school in need of greater funding, and familial strife, during the their final years at Bowie.

—Jason Gutierrez


Directed by Matt Ogens

Matt Ogens is an award-winning filmmaker, known for his evocative visual aesthetic in which image and narrative are intertwined. He works across a variety of media including advertising, documentary film, and virtual and augmented reality.
Matt Ogens
Nathaniel Greene, Todd Makurath, Luke Ricci, Matt Ogens, Nina Chaudry
John Tipton
Greg Kuehn, Khari Mateen
Dan Shulman-Means
Associate Producer
Michael Cheng, Joshua Roth
Vertel Scott, Chris Greene
Production Companies
Tribeca Studios and Bullitt
Andrew Fredericks
Additional Cinematography
Ellie Ann Fenton, Andrew Shuford, Bryant Marcontel, Benjamin Kitchens
Additional Editors
Mel Rodriguez, Tania Levia, Cristhian Arias, Siara Haider
Research + Writing
Joshua Roth, Charlie Short, Scott Burn
Francisco Mata, Shyanne Murguia, Erik Espinoza Villa


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Cinetic Media
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Print Source
Nina Chaudry
Tribeca Studios
New York, NY 10003
US Sales Contact
Eric Sloss
Cinetic Media
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Press Contact
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Fusion Entertainment
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