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Plays in Shorts Program: Me and You and Everything in Between
Sunday, June 16
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Landmark E-Street Cinema

555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Until He’s Back


Jacqueline Baylon

Executive Producer

Zach Toombs


Jacqueline Baylon


Hailey Gavin


Guillem Trius, Carmen Molina, Pedro Ballesteros

After learning that his son, Yahya, has died at sea trying to get to Spain, Ahmed Tchiche must find a way to bring his remains back home to Morocco so he and his family can have a proper goodbye. A Spanish mortician, an NGO worker, and an established Moroccan immigrant in Spain all struggle to help Ahmed navigate the complicated repatriation process. Through interweaving stories, Until He’s Back explores a dangerous journey — crossing the Gibraltar Strait from Africa to Spain — and the difficulty of returning the bodies of those who drown at sea. In this story of grief and hope, a family and a community try to make sense of the tragedy that took Yahya away.

Editor and Story Producer, Until He's Back

Hailey is an Emmy-nominated producer and editor passionate about subtle, character-driven storytelling. Her work often features interweaving narratives that influence and shape each other. Her pieces have appeared in TIME, Insider, The Orlando Sentinel, and Slate Magazine. She’s currently a staff editor and producer at Scripps News Longform, based in Washington, DC.

Director, Until He's Back

Jacqueline Baylon is a Mexican filmmaker focusing on civil rights injustices and immigration stories around the world. She graduated from Texas State University and has worked for news organizations nationwide. She currently produces and directs news documentaries for Scripps Longform. Previously, she was a video producer for Business Insider and a staff journalist for The New York Times, where her assignments included shooting and producing videos. Before The Times, she was a print reporter for The Tampa Bay Times and The Sacramento Bee, among other publications. Jacqueline was born in Chihuahua City, Mexico, and was raised in El Paso, Texas.