UndocuCinema presented by the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective
- Shorts Programs
- 112 mins
FREE/PAY WHAT YOU CAN
This film program is only available to viewers in the United States from October 1, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the program on Eventive.
The UndocuCinema shorts program features films by members from the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective, showcasing a diverse range of narratives, both beautifully uplifting and tragically traumatizing on a collective common subject: the immigrant experience. These stories normalize what it means to be undocumented in an era of an uncertain political climate that is constantly placing labels on a community of everyday people. We are not these sad narratives that the media attempts to portray us, but are virtuous, everyday people who are also creators in this industry of filmmaking. — Paolo Rein
Co-presented with Community Partners: Undocumented Filmmakers Collective
Join us on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 4pm PT for C3: UndocuCinema, an artist conversation featuring the filmmakers and special guests. RSVPs open the Thursday before the event. Click here to learn more.
Did you miss the live conversation? Watch the artist conversation featuring the filmmakers in this program below, as we discuss their creative journeys behind making their films.
In this program
Directed by Rahi Hasan
Enter a meditative journey of intimate ritual into the filmmaker’s spiritual rebirth.
Directed by Amritpal Kaur
Two South Asian sisters struggle to maintain their relationship once their parents disappear.
Directed by Lidieth Arevalo
A short documentary that chronicles a Dreamer’s personal story as a low-income, undocumented, Latina immigrant who is also a first-generation college student.
Directed by Paolo Rein
A first generation college student is caught navigating between her college and home life, revealing the deep emotions she feels towards her family.
Directed by Wil Prada
A homeless teenager finds peace and wonder in astronomy and a telescope that he builds.
Directed by Darío Guerrero
After a terminal cancer diagnosis, an undocumented mother of three must choose between facing certain death in the US or seeking alternative treatment in Mexico.
Directed by Paolo Rein
When Dante is given a chance to make a film, he must go back to his hometown to reconnect with his past life and friends in order to narrate the untold stories, beauty, and scars of people of color.
Directed by Marcos Nieves
An elderly Salvadoran immigrant woman pushes her cart through the streets of Los Angeles, selling clothes to support herself.
Join us for an artist conversation with the filmmakers from the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective, who center the expertise of undocumented people not only as sources of stories, but also as creators, artists, and primary audiences.