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Indivisible

Hilary Linder
United States, 2016, 78 min.

In English with English subtitles.

Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were children when their parents brought them to the U.S. in search of a better life; they were teenagers when their mothers, fathers, and siblings were deported. Today, they are known as Dreamers. Indivisible takes place at a pivotal moment in their lives, as they fight for a pathway to citizenship and a chance to be reunited with their loved ones. Frustrated with the stalled legislative process, the trio take matters into their own hands and petition for a special waiver that would allow them to leave the U.S to visit their families–and legally return. With the future of immigration reform uncertain, the three do not know if their trips are a once in a lifetime experience, or the beginning of true family reunification.

Director's Statement

When Congress introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill in 2013, I grew frustrated that media coverage was focusing on numbers and statistics rather than the actual people at the heart of the debate. Knowing that immigration reform is a highly politicized topic, I set out to make a film that would humanize the issue and that both undocumented and documented audiences could relate to–a film about families. I hope viewers will gain a much better understanding of the effect our current immigration policies are having on undocumented immigrants--particularly families. I also hope that viewers can use Indivisible as a reference point in the upcoming elections. As politicians talk about immigration reform, people who have seen Indivisible can think about Antonio, Renata, and Evelyn's stories and decide for themselves who is best positioned to implement just and fair comprehensive immigration reform.

Category: Documentary.
Themes: Border, Family, Immigration.

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