Home + Away
Home + Away
Home + Away

Home + Away

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    • Directed by: Matt Ogens
    • Released: 2023 (educational)
    • Year of Production: 2018
Running Time: 83 min
Language: English
Subtitle Options: English Closed Captions
Subjects: Race Power and Privilege, Latin American studies, Immigration Studies

Home + Away is a story about the search for the American dream on the extreme edge of the nation. For the kids of El Paso’s Bowie High, it’s a dream inspired by family, fueled by sports, and deeply complicated by the US/Mexican border.

Official Selection at 2022 Tribeca film Festival
"Ogens’ treats the border as a character and his subjects (and their families) with tremendous respect. He observes them at their best and sometimes at their worst, but he never milks their vulnerability for pity. This is not poverty porn, but an examination how difficult these kids lives are and how they handle so much at such a young age, and why it is so important for them to succeed and achieve."
— Salon
About the filmmaker 



Matt Ogens is an Academy Award® nominated director known for capturing authentic human stories through an evocative visual and narrative aesthetic.

His breakthrough documentary “Confessions of a Superhero” premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim and attracted a devoted following, and he subsequently went on to earn a Primetime Emmy Award for his “From Harlem with Love” installment of ESPN 30 for 30. Recent projects include the two-time Emmy-nominated documentary series “Why We Fight,” which Ogens created and executive produces, as well as the Emmy-nominated “LA Louvre,” an augmented reality film he directed for RYOT and Huffington Post. He has earned three more Emmy nominations for his series work. In addition, he just helmed two films for the UFC’s 25 Years in Short series, which was nominated for an Emmy Award and won a Clio. Matt’s recent feature doc “Home + Away”, which follows high school athletes living on the US/Mexico border, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Ogens collaborates with top agencies and brands, helming major campaigns for iconic brands earning and several prominent awards including Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show, Webby Award, and the SXSW Interactive Award. He directed the Super Bowl campaign for Verizon titled “The Team Who Wouldn’t Be Here”. Executive produced by Peter Berg it earned three Cannes Lions and four Clio Awards, a Webby Award, and a One Show Award.

Matt’s new Netflix Original AUDIBLE is nominated for an Oscar®. The documentary is an immersive coming-of-age story told from the perspective of Deaf high school students and communicated through sign language.


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