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Beyond Borders: Undocumented Mexican Americans

Young girl at DACA/DAPA protest in Washingon, D.C.
Courtesy of The Independent Production Fund
Young girl at DACA/DAPA protest in Washingon, D.C.

Stream now or tune in Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

"Beyond Borders: Undocumented Mexican Americans" examines U.S. policy decisions that triggered the rise of undocumented immigration in a deeply moving documentary that explores the under-reported lives of Mexicans living and raising families in the United States.

The film carefully explains the history of the relationship between the two countries - Mexico and America - some of which may be unfamiliar to viewers.

In telling the stories of several undocumented Mexican Americans, "Beyond Borders" reveals the reasons why millions of Mexican workers have settled in the U.S. over the past four decades instead of returning home.

Beyond Borders: Undocumented Mexican Americans

It also illuminates the remarkable networks that connect the film's characters with the families they left behind, and the very real human impact of the anti-immigration backlash now sweeping the country.

Families at the San Diego, Calif. and Tijuana, Mexico border.
Courtesy of The Independent Production Fund
Families at the San Diego, Calif. and Tijuana, Mexico border.

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Credits:

A co-production of the Independent Production Fund, Editorial Clío and Fabrica de Cine.

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