I Was Born in Mexico, But... is a found footage portrait of an undocumented immigrant brought to the U.S. as a child. She grew up thinking she was American, only to discover as a teenager that she didn't have papers. Now in her twenties, she is trying to reconcile her American Dream with the reality of not being able to legally drive, work, or reside here. Because she didn't want to reveal her identity on camera, the story is told using only her voice, while the visuals are drawn from the collective images of American culture: educational films, commercials and newsreels that tell us about our nation and its values.
I Was Born in Mexico, But… had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June of 2013.
TRT: 12 minutes
Note: the voice in this trailer is disguised at the request of the subject of the documentary.
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