Undocumented: the Trailer
The "Undocumented" project heads directly behind-the-scenes into the world of illegal immigration. We sent our cameras to over 25 cities across the country over 4 months--raising the money ourselves--and have condensed over 320 hours of interviews & adventures into a fast-moving, eye-opening look at one of the biggest cultural phenomenons America has ever known.
Featuring fresh voices from the extremists to those hopelessly stuck in the middle, “Undocumented” goes beyond the media coverage; behind the protest rallies; and before the social & political leaders of organizations representing those affected. Americans today are lured to fall into either the “pro-immigration camp” or “anti-immigration camp” by the various special interest groups and a commercially biased media. Yet these causes are far more complex than simple; there are no black or white (or brown) answers.
Both entertaining and disturbing, "Undocumented" puts human faces on many overlooked problems left in the wake of our country's leadership having ignored our border security problems for too long. As immigration is already a major issue in the 2008 U.S. Presidential elections, "Undocumented" lays out the “unspoken” issues and fears the public doesn’t hear about. Political affiliations aside, America’s border problems have infiltrated its culture at every level!
Tags: independent documentary, undocumented immigrants
Topics: ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), Immigrant Integration, Immigrants, Immigration, Language, Media production, Social networking, Storytelling, Technology
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This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.