Illegal Movie: Illegal

What it is like to be undocumented.

Published on Jun 28, 2012

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For kids who came to America when they were barely one or two years old, the shock of finding out that they are in fact, undocumented, after years of living in a country they call home, can be especially unnerving.

The Famous Group's John X. Carey directs a moving mini-documentary that, through a series of interviews with high school seniors who are, in every way, model citizens, asks you to think about why kids who had no say in why or when they were brought to the U.S., have to pay the price of being undocumented.

Along with kids, the doc features interviews with activists, policymakers, educators and members of the clergy, who seek to educate you on the importance of immigration reform, beginning with the Dream Act.

The doc comes when this hot-button issue is getting even hotter, considering recent decisions from President Obama, the Supreme Court, and the possibility of everything changing if a new president comes into the White House next year. But while its a politically charged topic, the doc reminds viewers that's also an emotional one. Shot in soft, clear light and featuring some incredibly insightful and well-spoken kids, it forces you to think about the human aspect of the topic of immigration as well.

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Jun 28, 2012
Illegal Movie
John X. Carey

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