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In the last five years one million Mexicans residing in the US have returned to Mexico, including children and youth who were born or raised in the US. Una Vida, Dos Países presents the stories of these transborder youth, highlighting their experiences living between two countries, cultures, languages and education systems, and exploring their parents’ decisions to return to their home country after living undocumented in the US.

The 30-minute film is multilingual in Spanish, English, and Zapotec with subtitles throughout.  Also available is an accompanying curriculum for secondary schools in the US and Mexico, as well as a guide for teachers of transborder students in Mexico.

Full film & accompanying resources available at:

Una Vida 2016

The cast at the world premiere in Tlacolula, Oaxaca, Mexico (1/11/16) – Photo by Tim Porter


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 Living Undocumented: High School, College and Beyond

A Film by Tatyana Kleyn and Ben Donnelleon

Art by Marcella Erazo

Living Undocumented is a 17-minute documentary that explores the lives of diverse undocumented immigrant youth to illustrate the realities, challenges and opportunities they face through high school, college, and beyond. It features 6 DREAMers, who portray the realities of our nation’s immigration system and its impact on undocumented youth.  The documentary is intended for all audiences, but with the accompanying lesson plan and resource guide for students and educators, it is especially useful in secondary classes.

Visit the Film’s Website: 

Access the accompanying Living Undocumented Lesson & Resource Guide here!


The Living Undocumented Cast with CCNY President Lisa S. Coico

(City College of New York Film Premiere, 4/30/13)