Anonymous - Define American

Anonymous

San Francisco, CA

I Was Born in Mexico, But… is a creative portrait of a young woman who thought she was American but finds out as a teen that she is undocumented. Because she doesn’t want to appear on camera, found footage from American culture illuminates her voice as she struggles with her new identity and the reality of not being able to legally drive, work or reside in the U.S.

In interviews done before DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was implemented, viewers get a window into what it was like for young undocumented immigrants before DACA, and what these young people would return to if it is taken away. The subject also advocates for the DREAM Act, explaining how society would benefit as a whole.

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