"Important" - Educational Media Reviews Online | KATHLEEN BRYAN EDWARDS AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS - Full Frame Documentary Film FestivalImmigration Studies • Sociology • Youth Activism • Latinx Studies • Political Science • Civil Rights • Education
Date of Completion: 2018 | Run Time: 87 minutes | Language: English & Spanish with English & Spanish subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Discussion Guide & Additional Resources | Directors: Anayansi Prado & Heather Courtney | Producers: Anayansi Prado & Heather Courtney
THE UNAFRAID is a feature-length documentary that follows the lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending its top public universities, and from qualifying for in-state tuition at any other public college. Using observational footage shot over three years, THE UNAFRAID tells the personal stories of a group of friends connected by an underground movement called Freedom University. Through the stories of Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo, viewers learn what it's like to be both a young American and undocumented in the U.S. at a time when anti-immigrant sentiment is growing, emboldened by a President who has issued orders to end DACA and restrict immigration. The narratives of their lives will intersect at protests and rallies, and then expand out from this unifying force to the personal daily challenges faced by them and their families. THE UNAFRAID goes beyond the media’s portrayal of the ‘dreamer’ poster child and truly humanizes the experience of undocumented and DACA students, their families and communities.