Latinx in Hollywood
- Published: Friday, 20 September 2019 06:31
A documentary crew followed eight undocumented families in Netflix's documentary, LIVING UNDOCUMENTED executive produced by Selena Gomez. The Texas native wanted to be part of the project because of the plight of families in the face of potential deportation. The documentary follows not only Latino families but other minorities.JOIN CMT MOVIE CLUB Become a Patron!
In 2018, eight undocumented families took the extraordinary risk of allowing film crews to chronicle their lives. Ranging from harrowing to hopeful, their journeys illuminate and humanize the complex U.S. immigration system. LIVING UNDOCUMENTED depicts the struggles many must endure in their quest to pursue the American dream.
Selena Gomez states in the Netflix press release why she attached herself to the new Netflix series.
"I chose to produce this series, LIVING UNDOCUMENTED, because over the past few years, the word immigrant has seemingly become a negative word. My hope is that the series can shed light on what it's like to live in this country as an undocumented immigrant firsthand, from the courageous people who have chosen to share their stories.”
LIVING UNDOCUMENTED begins streaming October 2.