Sin Papeles, Sin Pertenecer (July 2017)

Submission for #TiffxInstagram Competition

sin papeles PosterSYNOPSIS
A non-existent piece of paper is the difference between a family and a broken home. A daughter discovers that her mom is an undocumented immigrant. As this harsh reality sets in, she searches desperately for any means to prevent her mother’s separation. Only a document threatens her mother’s belonging.

CO-DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT
Sin Papeles, Sin Pertenecer, which translates to “Without Papers, Without Belonging”, was made in response to recent threats facing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and the increase in Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, detainments, and deportations.

TIFFxINSTAlogoCREDITS
Starring Selena Martinez
Directed, Written, and Produced by Selena Martinez and Kristal Sotomayor
Filmed & Edited by Kristal Sotomayor

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“Sin Papeles, Sin Pertenecer: Without Papers, Without Belonging” for @tiff_net #tiffxinstagram A non-existent piece of paper is the difference between a family and a broken home. A daughter discovers that her mom is an undocumented immigrant. As this harsh reality sets in, she searches desperately for any means to prevent her mother's separation. Only a document threatens her mother’s belonging. This film was made in response to recent threats facing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and the increase in Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, detainments, and deportations. Special thanks to Conferences & Events at Bryn Mawr College — Lisa, Debbie, and Kim! Starring @selenaaas.m (Selena Martinez) Directed, Written, and Produced by Selena and Me Filmed & Edited by Me #womeninfilm #bmcbanter #indepentfilm #indiefilm #oneminutefilm

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