"La Americana" is an intimate documentary following Carmen, an undocumented immigrant, on a journey from Bolivia to New York City and back as she struggles to save the life of her ailing daughter. Her unforgettable story is woven into the current immigration crisis in the United States, putting a human face on this timely and controversial issue. Through interviews and a sweeping cinema-vérité narrative, "La Americana" takes its viewers on an international journey following the personal and political tragedy of an undocumented immigrant in New York City.
Nicholas Bruckman, Writer, Director, Producer, "La Americana"
Jesse Thomas, Producer, "La Americana"
Angela Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy, Center for American Progress