The Unafraid

Screenings

2018 Season
New York

We have years of activism under our belts. Now we just fight harder, we fight smarter, and we fight as one.
– Alejandro, film subject, The Unafraid 

High School seniors Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo, like most of their friends, are eager to go to college and pursue their education. However, their home state of Georgia not only bans them from attending the top five public universities, but also deems them ineligible for in-state tuition at public colleges due to their immigration status as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. In response, these three ambitious and dream-filled students divert their passions towards the fight for education in the undocumented community. As President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric against immigrants gains momentum, and amid constant threat of losing their DACA status and being deported, The Unafraid follows these inspirational members of the generation of “undocumented, unapologetic and unafraid” young people who are determined to overcome and dismantle oppressive policies and mindsets.

Filmmaker(s): 
Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney
Year: 
2018
85m
Language(s): 
English, Spanish
Genre: 
Documentary