You will be creating a passionate poster for our documentary "The Deportation of Innocence."
The documentary is about how U.S. citizen children are being torn apart from their undocumented parents and being sent to their country of origin. Often, these children enter foster care and the parents have to go through a complex process to get them back in the country they have been deported to ( a country they barely know). This can be a long and arduous process to say the least.
I want to emphasize the final story of the documentary. It is the story of a father and his two children (a boy and a girl). I will include pictures of them for you to get an idea of the family we are talking about.
I want the struggle for them to be together despite everything stacked up against them to be the soul and essence of the entire poster, as they are the center of the film.
An important note: ICE, or the U.S. immigration and customs enforcement agency is a sort of police force that seeks out undocumented people and deports them (in the documentary, most undocumented immigrants who have been deported have committed minor infractions such as a parking tickets). I would like it, if possible, if this threat to the family was in the background in a threatening but subtle way. If this idea is used it will be effective emotionally to create a contrast between the happiness of the family and the threat of ICE, which is incredibly violent, deceptive and coercive and who shatters the lives of millions of immigrant families.
An idea is that you might use a shadow of the ICE agents as a backdrop such as the one provided in the "Miss Simone" poster in the image section. However, be creative. You do not need to be confined to this idea. Creativity and thinking outside the box will be rewarded.
Just be careful not to evoke hitler and concentrations camps with your imagery, since although there are similarities, they are different situations and some people might be put off by the constant allusions to that, which have now become sort of cliched.
Color schemes: The colors are up to you. The contrast mentioned above between ICE and the happiness of the family applies to the color scheme as well.
The title of the film should be "The Deportation of innocence" and "A film by Francisco Alarcon." It should also contain the website location: http://www.thedeportationofinnocence.com
Optional: To add to the dramatist you can also add the question "What happens to children when their parents are deported?" If you can fit it in, go for it!
I like the idea of the image of the littler girl looking at her dad being the center pice of the entire poster. However, if you come up with a powerful symbol, it might make for a more powerful statement. Silhouettes are especially powerful symbols, just make sure they don't look too artificial or fake.
I would like the poster to be a normal film documentary size. I think the average is usually 24x36 inches. I will print it so I need the highest quality. 300dpi. I am not familiar with sizes and resolutions of photos, but this seems to be the best from the research Ive done online.
The sample posters in the images section are related to comments in the brief. Two of the posters provided with the little girl looking at her dad are posters I did myself. They are weak technically in my opinion because I am not a designer, but maybe they will help you get an idea of the essence of what I want to accomplish. I included them so that designers do not also create something I can easily just create myself.
I know I can find something amazing much better than I could have ever conceived with so many talented designers.
Good Luck and thank you.