Feature length Documentary in post production.
After 33 years of economic well-being in the U.S., 93-year-old Mama Icha returns to her Colombian hometown to live in the house she built there with remittances. But her sweet homecoming is fraught; alongside her beloved river, Mama Icha finds herself lodged between the crumbling walls of a derelict house and the emotional and financial fissures tearing at her dispersed family.
“Mama Icha’s House” is part of a broader storytelling effort, “Mi Casa My Home” to share the stories of migrants who, from within their host country and financed by their remittances, construct their dream homes in their country of origin. “Mi Casa My Home” aims to capture the global breadth of this phenomenon with two feature documentaries “Mama Icha’s House” and “The Absentees’ House”; and through a collaborative webdoc to connect the stories of diasporic families in the world.