Admissions, Students Stories from Undocumented America
We’ve Finished Our Film! Almost …
We’re excited to announce that our feature documentary film, Admissions (50 min.), is nearly complete! Admissions explores the highly personal stories of four undocumented college students: Blanca, Charlie, Viridiana and Jong Min. Trapped at the intersection of education policy and broken immigration law systems, the obstacles these students face—financial, legal and psychological—are presented, demonstrating the dehumanizing effects of marginalization and unequal educational access. With these issues becoming increasingly central in national discourse, the film could not be more timely.
Featuring experimental sound design, unsynchronized imagery, and a sophisticated metaphorical language, Admissions creates a space in which new forms of struggle and dialogue emerge.
After working on this film for over three years, we feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with so many talented people—who have generously shared insights, expertise and feedback—contributing innumerable, fundamental ways to the shape of this film.
We’d also like to give a shout out to our families, friends, colleagues and the Kickstarter community for all the support we received during our last fundraiser. We would never have gotten this far without you.
We’re here again because we need additional support. Audio mastering, translation, subtitling and DVD manufacturing and distribution are all extremely expensive. It would be a pity for a film like Admissions, which seeks above all else to amplify the voices of young people who are viciously marginalized by our society, to be unable to reach the widest possible audience.
Please help us to make this possible. On a very real level, this film, and the discourse at its center, belong to all of us.
Chloe and Tasha
Note on Why We Love Kickstarter:
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