Nati Garcia’s childhood was marked by questions. The daughter of Guatemalan refugees didn’t know where her parents came from or why they fled. In fact, they barely spoke. So when she was sexually assaulted at the age of eight, she didn’t know who to talk to. This documentary explores what Nati went through to heal and discover her own past.
The Long Journey Home was produced in 2016 by Carlos Tello and Aurora Tejeida.
Carlos Tello is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Vancouver. His work has been featured in, among other publications, the Toronto Star, Vancouver Observer and the Vancouver Sun. He is interested in arts and culture, human rights, social justice, Latin American issues, and everything related to his home country, Peru.
Aurora Tejeida is a multimedia journalist based in Vancouver whose work has appeared in Vice, The Tyee, and the Toronto Star. Her main areas of interest are refugee and migrant rights, culture, and social justice.
This documentary was produced for CJSF Radio at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC as part of The Making Time for Radio project. Making Time for Radio creates paid opportunities for people to produce radio documentaries that explore important issues and tell compelling stories.
Produced over a period of one year in 2015 and 2016, these documentaries cover a broad range of subjects, including stories from survivors of war and sexual assault, climate justice activists, poets and rural Canadians, as well as stories about the suicide crisis in professional hockey, the nature of generosity, venerable local music venues and much more.
We plan to broadcast more of these excellent productions in months to come. If you don't want to wait for us, you can hear more documentaries here.
Image: Guatemalan streetscape. Victoria Fenner
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