Selena Gomez is bringing “Living Undocumented” immigration docuseries to Netflix.
The upcoming series, of which Gomez serves as executive producer, follows eight undocumented families who took the extraordinary risk of allowing film crews to film their everyday lives as they faced potential deportation.
“I chose to produce this series, ‘Living Undocumented’, because over the past few years, the word immigrant has seemingly become a negative word,” Gomez said in a statement about the series. “My hope is that the series can shed light on what it’s like to live in this country as an undocumented immigrant firsthand, from the courageous people who have chosen to share their stories.”
Co-directed by Aaron Saidman and Anna Chai, the docuseries will focus on the struggles many face as they chase the American dream.
“’Living Undocumented’ is designed to illuminate one of the most important issues of our time,” Saidman added. “But rather than discussing this issue with only statistics and policy debates, we wanted viewers to hear directly from the immigrants themselves, in their own words, with all the power and emotion that these stories reflect.”
“Living Undocumented” launches on Netflix on Oct. 2.