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What We Leave Behind

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Dynamic docu honors Mexican grandfather's legacy of love.

Movie NR 2022 71 minutes
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Documentarian Iliana Sosa offers this immensely memorable movie as a loving tribute to her grandfather Julían Moreno. "Grandpa was a mystery to me as a kid," remembers Sosa in What We Leave Behind. "I didn't know how to talk to him." The widower, who once raised seven kids and wore a sombrero everywhere, except to sleep, now willingly shares his wisdom with his granddaughter. They speak about the role of family, hard work, and getting older, all engaging subjects sure to spark meaningful discussions.

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