YOUTUBE DOCUMENTARY DEBUTS AS TRUMP ANNOUNCES DEPORTATION OF FAMILIES
NARRATED BY ROSARIO DAWSON
AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE ORIGINALS STARTING JULY 26
THE TRAILER ALREADY HAS 15 MILLIONS VIEWS
Four Families, each with a loved one who is essentially American in everyway but birth, must make decisions as a deportation date looms, as to whether to have their family torn apart, or to join them to make a life in another country.
*THE DEPORTED* is a raw unfiltered look at four families facing deportation. The film includes activist Rosario Dawson and access to ICE.
THE DEPORTED follows four families, in Michigan, Connecticut, Texas and California, who have to make painful decisions. They have American spouses or American children. Their lives are established. Most are DACA age. Many came as children. But the government says they have to go. Here are their stories:
A. New Fairfield, CT. An American wife and two American children are on the verge of losing their successful Guatemalan-born father who sought asylum in the United States as a teenager. With no criminal record and married to an American, he normally would have the best chance for permanent residency and citizenship. But under the Trump Government, his case has been prioritized for deportation.
B. Detroit, MI. An Albanian family who has been in the United States for 18 years, have taken sanctuary in a Methodist Church. The mother has multiple sclerosis and a humanitarian stay. But her husband has been ordered deported despite that fact that he is her primary caretaker. They have a DACA registered son who is at college and an American-born high-schooler who is at risk of being put into the foster system if his parents and brother are deported.
C. AUSTIN, TX A pre-med student and sexual abuse survivor in Austin, TX lost her DACA status due to a marijuana misdemeanor. She has been in the United States since she was two years old. Young women like her, who have no family in Mexico, are typically dropped off at the border and are at a high risk of being abducted into human trafficking.
D. San Diego, CA Threatened by FARC rebels in Colombia eighteen years ago, an affluent family of four fled to the United States with two suitcases. They sought political asylum which had been renewed annually until last year. They own a home, pay taxes and run a successful business. Both sons are in college. Yet they were ordered deported and they are currently in limbo.
THE DEPORTED was directed by Pat McGee and produced by Critical Content, Green Couch Entertainment, T. Gordon Stanley and Rosario Dawson. The film has a running time of 97 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA.
To view the trailer, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKzGNIk4XBI