Reviews & Quotes | The Unafraid

Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) Reviewed by Barb Kundanis, Longmont Public Library
"The film raises the issues of immigrant rights and the quest for opportunity. The personal stories of these students illuminate their efforts and the need for activism and support. This is an important view on a timely topic to educate and inform the public."

Video Librarian
"A timely, sympathetic film, this is recommended."

Immigration Law Clinic, University of Texas School of Law Barbara Hines, Clinical Professor of Law
"This is an insightful and moving film about the obstacles facing youth who have lived their entire lives in the US. It will serve as a useful teaching tool for introducing and discussing immigration issues that divide our country."

California Lutheran University Cynthia V. Duarte, Director, Center for Equality and Justice, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
"The documentary THE UNAFRAID is an intimate look at the lives of DREAMers in the state of Georgia. We watch them fight for their dignity, access to education and future as Georgians and Americans... Caught in the middle of a political storm, they carve out their lives of work, family, school and activism, trying to secure a future for themselves and those around them."

Villanova University Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Mexican Literature & Latin American Studies
"THE UNAFRAID is a powerful, timely and a must-watch documentary about three brave DACA students, Silvia, Aldo and Alejandro, banned by the state of Georgia from attending top public universities at in-state tuition rates... Masterfully directed by Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney, THE UNAFRAID creates a cinematic landscape in which the personal is more political than ever, and unapologetically draws the viewers’ attention to a striking reality knocking at our doors."

Films for the Feminist Classroom | Reviewed by Luz María Gordillo, Associate Professor and Program Leader of History at Washington State University Vancouver
"The Unafraid is about resistance, struggle, and people who are displaced from their communities of origin yet try to make sense of 'home' in a place that is unwelcoming and, at times, inhumane."

Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures | Jimmy Patiño, Professor of Chicano & Latino Studies at University of Minnesota
“[T]he film inspires and informs through centering the voices of the youth themselves, highlighting moments of community strength and brilliance. It does this while demonstrating the brutal limitations that anti-immigration laws create, and ends with important questions and unresolved situations for Silvia, Aldo, and Alejandro—revealing that this regime negatively represses many lives in our community and, according to the youth most affected, their politicization is what they hold onto dearly in looking to the future."