Wednesday, December 4, 2013


First-time documentarian Hilary Linder has nine days to raise $30,000 via a Kickstarter campaign for an intimate and powerful film, Indivisible, which documents the fight to reunite families separated by deportation. The funds will be used to finish filming the stories of real people at the heart of the U.S.’s immigration debate. With Congress’ continued inaction on immigration reform, Indivisible will serve as an important record of the devastating impact of deportations on families across America.


Indivisible launched its Kickstarter campaign to enable filming at a pivotal time in its main character’s lives. One character, Renata Teodoro, recently received special permission from the U.S. Government to travel to Brazil to see her family for the first time in nearly seven years.

Indivisible has the opportunity to document this emotional reunion and to share this compelling story with policy makers and audiences nationwide. However, Indivisible will only be able to film this momentous occasion if the Kickstarter campaign meets its goal. In two weeks, the project has raised more than $12,000, leaving only nine days to reach the goal of $30,000.

Donations of any amount are being accepted until Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. To watch the trailer for Indivisible and learn more about the film and Kickstarter campaign, click here.

By following the lives of young immigrants who grew up in the U.S. without documentation and whose families have been torn apart by deportation, Indivisible shows the human side of an issue that is too often talked about only in numbers and statistics. Indivisible’s main characters were small children when their parents brought them to the United States in search of a better life; they were teenagers when their mothers, fathers, and siblings were deported. Renata Teodoro, born in Brazil, was six years old when she made the harrowing journey across the U.S.-Mexico border with her mother and two siblings. In 2007, Renata’s entire family—her mother, brother, and sister—was deported after immigration officials raided their home. Now 25, Renata lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been separated from her family for nearly seven years.


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