While immigration reform has become a hot topic across the nation, one group has emerged at the forefront of the debate, undocumented young adults and teens raised in the US. Known as the ‘Dreamers’, these young people have been raised as Americans, but without the rights of citizenship. INDIVISIBLE follows three young Dreamers as they struggle with the separation from their families who have been deported, and fight for a path to citizenship through immigration reform and the Dream Act.
Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were young children when their parents brought them to the U.S. in search of a better life; they were teenagers when their families were deported. Frustrated with the stalled legislative process, the trio take matters into their own hands and petition for a special waiver that would allow them to leave the U.S to visit their families—and legally return. With the future of immigration reform uncertain, the three do not know if their trips are a once in a lifetime experience, or the beginning of true family reunification.
As part of HIFF’s Film For Thought program in partnership with the Hawaii Council for the Humanities, the first screening of this film will be followed by a special scholar led discussion with Hawaii Pacific University professor Carlos Juarez.