Global streaming giant Netflix is preparing to launch a new docuseries on the U.S. immigration system and the people struggling within it to pursue a new life in America.
Living Undocumented follows eight families who allowed film crews to chronicle their lives in 2018, even as they faced the risk of deportation. Through their stories, viewers will get a glimpse into the U.S. immigration system and the struggles of undocumented immigrants.
The series is executive produced by Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman via Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation banner, along with executive producers Selena Gomez, Mandy Teefey, Anna Chai and Sean O’Grady. Saidman and Chai co-direct.
“I chose to produce this series, Living Undocumented, because over the past few years, the word immigrant has seemingly become a negative word,” said Gomez in a statement. “My hope is that the series can shed light on what it’s like to live in this country as an undocumented immigrant firsthand, from the courageous people who have chosen to share their stories.”
“Living Undocumented is designed to illuminate one of the most important issues of our time,” added Saidman. “But rather than discussing this issue with only statistics and policy debates, we wanted viewers to hear directly from the immigrants themselves, in their own words, with all the power and emotion that these stories reflect.”
Living Undocumented launches globally on Netflix on Oct. 2.
Watch a trailer below: