What Remains on the Way

Lo Que Queda en el Camino

24th TDF: International Premiere

Lilian dares to leave her violent husband in Guatemala and joins the migrant caravan in order to make it to the Mexican-US border. Being a single mother, this is her only chance to make the dangerous way through Mexico. The documentary follows Lilian and her kids marching and hitchhiking through Mexico using trailers and trains, struggling to get further North. During the journey of 3,000 miles, we get to know their family bonds and witness how they master the difficult path in their very own way. Along the way, it becomes clear that Lilian's escape marks just the beginning of an ongoing struggle of independence from men. Rather than reaching the USA, it is the resistance to male domination and traditional gender roles which changes her life and that of her children for the better.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Jakob Krese, Danilo Do Carmo
Cinematography: Arne Büttner, Danilo Do Carmo
Editing: Sofia Machado, Annika Mayer
Sound: Rubén Valdes
Production: Majmun Films, Olhar Através
Producers: Annika Mayer
Co-producers: Bruna Epiphanio
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 93΄
Contact: Sentient.Art.Film
Awards/Distinctions: Best Mexican Documentary – Guanajuato IFF 2021, Honorable Mention (DEPA Sponsoring Prize) – DOK Leipzig 2021

Jakob Krese


2018 No End (short)
2020 La Espera (short, co-direction)
2021 Balkonien (short)
2021 What Remains on the Way

Danilo Do Carmo


2020 La Espera (short, co-direction)
2021 What Remains on the Way