Netflix has ordered a six-part docuseries executive produced by Selena Gomez called “Living Undocumented.”
Here’s the official description for the series, courtesy of the streaming service: “In 2018, eight undocumented families took the extraordinary risk of allowing film crews to chronicle their lives as they faced potential deportation. Ranging from harrowing to hopeful, their journeys illuminate and humanize the complex U.S. immigration system. Living Undocumented depicts the struggles many must endure in their quest to pursue the American dream.”
You can get your first look at the series via the trailer below.
“I chose to produce this series, ‘Living Undocumented,’ because over the past few years, the word immigrant has seemingly become a negative word,” Gomez said 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,” co-director and executive producer Aaron Saidman added. “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.”
The series is executive produced by Saidman and Eli Holzman for Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation banner, along with Gomez, Mandy Teefey, Anna Chai and Sean O’Grady. Saidman and Anna Chai are co-directors.
“Living Undocumented” premieres Oct. 2 on Netflix.
From executive producer @selenagomez comes #LivingUndocumented, a six episode documentary series that follows eight undocumented immigrant families who volunteered to tell their stories, revealing the high cost many must pay to try and live the American dream. Premieres October 2 pic.twitter.com/ACa3l23xPw
— Queue (@netflixqueue) September 17, 2019