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The Undocumented: A Story of the American Dream

The characters in The Undocumented don’t just talk about migrant deaths; they are immersed in it. They patrol the desert and rescue people from the brink of death. They discover piles of bones picked apart by wild animals. They wheel bodies in and out of refrigerated storage rooms and express their distress over a missing family member. And when the film arrives at the home of a migrant family in Mexico, that family is captured at the very apex of their grief.

In true cinéma vérité style, The Undocumented by Marco Williams reveals the ongoing impact of immigration laws and economic policies on the people who continue to be affected by them. By going beyond politics, the film also tells a story that is deeply personal.

— Source: PBS Independent Lens