TAA Grantee THE UNAFRAID to Close the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Join us at Closing Night of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival for a special screening of Tribeca All Access grantee 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.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney, Clara Long, Senior Researcher, US Program, HRW and special guests! Get your tickets here