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Love knows no borders: A film about the fight to reunite families separated by deportation.
Love knows no borders: A film about the fight to reunite families separated by deportation.
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Indivisible: A Documentary

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WE DID IT!!! THANK YOU!!!

We are so thankful for everyone who helped us reach our Kickstarter goal.  Thank you to those who have so generously pledged.  And thank you to everyone who has helped spread the word about Indivisible.  In the remaining hours, we would love to welcome more people to Indivisible's team.  Any money raised above $30,000 will help us get a head start on fundraising for things like editing, music, and outreach.  Again, thank you so much!!!

Click PLAY above to see Indivisible's trailer and a message from the Director.

About the Film

Imagine growing up in the country you call home without legal status.  Or not seeing your family for years because they've been deported.  Indivisible is about the real people at the heart of our nation's immigration debate.  The film's main characters were small children when their parents brought them to the United States in search of a better life; they were teenagers when their mothers, fathers, and siblings were deported.  Today, they are known as Dreamers—immigrants who grew up and live in the United States without documentation.  Indivisible takes place at a pivotal moment in their lives, as they fight for a pathway to citizenship and a chance to reunite with their loved ones.

Evelyn's Story

Evelyn Rivera was three years old when her family fled Colombia to escape drug-related violence.  Evelyn grew up in Orlando, Florida with her parents and two U.S.-citizen sisters.  In 2007, Evelyn’s mother was deported after being arrested for driving without a license.  Now 25, Evelyn has been separated from her mother for more than six years.

After six years of separation, Evelyn saw her mother through the Arizona-Mexico border fence in June 2013.
After six years of separation, Evelyn saw her mother through the Arizona-Mexico border fence in June 2013.

Renata's Story

Renata Teodoro, born in Brazil, was six years old when she made the harrowing journey across the U.S.-Mexico border with her mother and two siblings.  In 2007, Renata’s entire family—her mother, brother, and sister—was deported after immigration officials raided their home.  Now 25, Renata lives in Boston, Massachusetts.  She has been separated from her family for nearly seven years.  

After nearly seven years of separation, Renata saw her mother through the Arizona-Mexico border fence in June 2013.
After nearly seven years of separation, Renata saw her mother through the Arizona-Mexico border fence in June 2013.

Throughout the campaign, we will be introducing you to Dreamers from the film. Stay tuned for their stories!  

Meet the Indivisible team and find out why we are making this film.

Hilary Linder is a first-time filmmaker and the Director of Indivisible.  Her passion for social justice and international affairs has taken her around the world, but when Hilary decided to make her first documentary, she chose to focus on an issue that she believes will shape the identity of the United States for generations to come—immigration reform.

Director Hilary Linder filming at the Arizona-Mexico border in June 2013.
Director Hilary Linder filming at the Arizona-Mexico border in June 2013.
As Congress began to discuss possible immigration reform legislation this spring, Hilary wanted to show the human side of an issue that is so often talked about in numbers and statistics.  Indivisible sheds light on the ways that existing immigration policies affect people and families, and the hope that many of these families see in reform.

John Ayala, the Editor of Indivisible's trailer.
John Ayala, the Editor of Indivisible's trailer.
John Ayala edited Indivisible's trailer.  John has been an Editor, Producer, and Director for over 10 years.  As an Editor, he has cut films that have screened at such festivals and venues as Sundance, Telluride, IFC Center, Slamdance, Rooftop Films, IFP and Havana.  In 2012, the short documentary film, Innovation Driving America, won the Cine Golden Eagle.  In addition to his work on Indivisible, John is currently Co-Producing and Editing the feature documentary The Commentator, which features legendary filmmakers Jorgen Leth and Albert Maysles and is due out in Spring 2014.

Why we need your help.

Indivisible has been in production for six months.  Since May, Indivisible has walked the halls of Congress with Dreamers as they shared their stories with lawmakers. Indivisible has marched through the streets with Dreamers while they chanted "sí se puede" and declared themselves "undocumented and unafraid."  And Indivisble traveled to the Arizona-Mexico border fence to film the emotional reunion of three Dreamers with their mothers after years of separation.  But there is much more to be done.

Evelyn, Renata, and a third Dreamer—Carlos Padilla—hug their mothers through the Arizona-Mexico border fence in June 2013.
Evelyn, Renata, and a third Dreamer—Carlos Padilla—hug their mothers through the Arizona-Mexico border fence in June 2013.

The funds generated from this Kickstarter campaign will enable the next phase of filming.  With your help, Indivisible will be able to continue filming the Dreamers as they advocate for immigration reform in Washington, D.C.  We will be able to film Evelyn and Renata at their homes in Orlando and Boston to provide an even more personal glimpse into their lives.  And the funds will help us travel to Latin America to film their deported family members.

This is an all-or-nothing campaign.  If we don’t reach our goal by the deadline, we get nothing.

Ways you can help:

1) Check out the rewards in the right hand column and, if you can, make a donation to help Indivisible continue to film.  Every dollar counts and no donation is too small.  We are sincerely grateful for your help.

2) Spread the word about Indivisible and the Kickstarter campaign on Facebook and Twitter.  

               Thank you so much for your support!

Rewards 

Indivisible T-Shirt
The Indivisible t-shirt will feature this logo:  

11 Million Dreams T-Shirt
Act fast to get your very own 11 Million Dreams t-shirt, worn by many of the Dreamers in Indivisible.  Size availability is limited.  Many thanks to our friends at United We Dream for providing the shirts!  

Luis Gomez wearing the 11 Million Dreams t-shirt while filming Indivisible.
Luis Gomez wearing the 11 Million Dreams t-shirt while filming Indivisible.
Antonio Alarcon wearing the 11 Million Dreams t-shirt while sharing his story with a Congressman.
Antonio Alarcon wearing the 11 Million Dreams t-shirt while sharing his story with a Congressman.
Indivisible Magnet
 

Risks and challenges

One of the biggest challenges for any independent film is completion. Finding the funding to continue filming is a constant challenge. The $30,000 goal of this Kickstarter campaign is an important part of our production budget, which is why your support means so much to us! With the money raised through Kickstarter, we will be able to continue capturing the stories of incredible Dreamers and get a big step closer to completing the film.

Once the film is complete, Indivisible will focus on reaching our audience. We have a plan for wide distribution, and we will look to our Kickstarter supporters to help us spread the word.

The ultimate goal for the film is to make a difference by raising awareness and continuing the conversation about immigration in the United States. We are always looking for ways to have an impact—now and once the film is complete. Please let us know if you have any ideas by emailing us at indivisiblefilm@gmail.com or by visiting our website (www.indivisiblefilm.com)!

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    STREAMING LINK VALUE PACK You will receive a link to stream the completed film and a t-shirt featuring Indivisible's logo. The t-shirt will ship in January 2014 and you will receive the link following our festival premiere.

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    INDIVISIBLE SUPER FAN You will receive the DVD, the Indivisible t-shirt, a magnet featuring Indivisible's logo, and three photo stills from the film with a hand-written note from the Director about their place in the film. You will receive the DVD following our festival premiere. Everything else ships in January 2014.

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    EXTRA, EXTRA! You will receive a high resolution 8x10 print of one of the three Samantha Sais photographs featured in The New York Times. The photographs capture the reunion of Indivisible’s characters with their mothers through the Arizona-Mexico border fence. The photo will be signed by the photographer and printed on archival matte luster paper. See Update #4 to view the images, choose the one you want, and learn more!

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    THE VIP TREATMENT You will receive a VIP ticket to a D.C. screening of the film, an invitation to a private reception with the Director before the screening, and access to the after-party (travel and lodging not included). You'll also receive an Indivisible t-shirt and a DVD. The t-shirt will ship in January 2014 and you will receive the DVD following Indivisible's festival premiere.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT
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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT + ROUGH CUT SCREENING
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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT + ROUGH CUT SCREENING + VIRTUAL SCREENING WITH DIRECTOR
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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + SCREENING WITH DIRECTOR
    To recognize your incredible contribution to Indivisible, you will receive an Executive Producer credit in the film as well as on our posters, website, and print materials. Additionally, Director Hilary Linder will host a private screening in your home for you and your guests (contiguous U.S. only--sorry Alaska and Hawaii!). You will also receive everything from the $2,500 reward level: THE VIP TREATMENT, dinner with the Director, and a rough cut screening.

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