Submission for #TiffxInstagram Competition
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.
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.
Starring Selena Martinez
Directed, Written, and Produced by Selena Martinez and Kristal Sotomayor
Filmed & Edited by Kristal Sotomayor