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Watch OneShot: Immigrant Children Torn From Parents, A Sight And Sounds

Watch OneShot: Immigrant Children Torn From Parents, A Sight And Sounds
Laure Gautherin

The chilling stories of migrant children being torn from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border now have their first visual and audio record. A photograph taken by a border agent has been released, showing children being held in a cage at a holding facility in McAllen, Texas. The investigative news website ProPublica has also obtained audio from the scenes of children being separated from their parents. Look and listen:

Sight and Sounds - Border Processing — OneShot is a new digital format to tell the story of a single photograph in an immersive one-minute video.

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Netflix And Chills: The German Formula Of “Dear Child” That's Driving Its Success

The German thriller has made it to the “top 10” list of the streaming platform in more than 90 countries by breaking away from conventional German tropes.

Screengrab from Netflix's Dear Child, showing two children, a boy and a girl, hugging a blonde woman.

An investigator reopens a 13-year-old missing persons case when a woman and a child escape from their abductor's captivity.

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Marie-Luise Goldmann

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BERLIN — If you were looking for proof that Germany is actually capable of producing high-quality series and movies, just take a look at Netflix. Last year, the streaming giant distributed the epic anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front, which won four Academy Awards, while series like Dark and Kleo have received considerable attention abroad.

And now the latest example of the success of German content is Netflix’s new crime series Dear Child, (Liebes Kind), which started streaming on Sep. 7. Within 10 days, the six-part series had garnered some 25 million views.

The series has now reached first place among non-English-language series on Netflix. In more than 90 countries, the psychological thriller has made it to the Netflix top 10 list — even beating the hit manga series One Piece last week.

How did it manage such a feat? What did Dear Child do that other productions didn't?

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