By Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney. A Co-Production of Latino Public Broadcasting. Additional support from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and The Ford Foundation, Just Films.
Banned from attending Georgia’s top five public universities and from paying in-state tuition at other public colleges in the state, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students like Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo unite through their activist work with an immigrants’ rights group. The youth courageously organize, lead protests and rallies and even testify at Senate hearings. President Trump’s 2016 campaign rhetoric simmers in the background of their gripping and vital personal stories, filmed in vérité style over nearly four years.
A humanizing portrait of undocumented students and their families, we enter their homes and learn of their struggles, as working families like theirs support their sons and daughters in pursuit of their dreams for life, liberty, and happiness.