2016 | 78 mins
Countries Produced: USA, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico
Countries Featured: USA, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico
Sunday, October 16 | 8:30 pm | Closing Night Film | Program F13
An intimate and urgently relevant depiction of the immigration debate and its impact on children caught in the crosshairs, this new documentary tells real-life stories of families who have been torn apart by federal policies. Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were all small children when their parents brought them to the United States—some looking for work, others fleeing violence—and undocumented teenagers when their parents were forced to leave the country. Now, all three haven’t seen their families for many years, and they are petitioning for waivers that would allow them to visit their families and legally return. They struggle with a daunting bureaucratic process, and inspire hope for the future while living at the center of a fierce national dialogue on the politics of immigration and immigration reform.
Co-presented by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York
“When I started Indivisible, I set out to reframe the issue of immigration reform. Rather than focusing on the numbers and statistics, I wanted to make a film that focused on something everyone could relate to, a film about families. So while I did have an angle, using the frame of families helped me focus on the human stories at the heart of a very political issue.” —Hilary Linder | Director, Indivisible