Xiara’s Song

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Liz Garbus

Liz Garbus
Rory Kennedy

Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins, HBO

Director of Photography
Daniel B. Gold
Dan Lenzer
Editor Eric Davies

Seven-year-old Xiara’s father, Harold, has been in and out of jail her whole life, and his current sentence will keep him locked up until she’s 17. Xiara’s Song intimately documents a young girl’s struggle to stay connected to her father, and Xiara’s mother’s struggle to keep her from following in Harold’s dangerous footsteps.

Ten million American children today have a parent in prison. In this verite documentary Garbus combines present day footage with home movies to explore a father-daughter relationship under extraordinary circumstances.

Xiara’s Song premiered on Cinemax in June 2005.