About the Project

Stories Beyond Borders is an organizing initiative that uses documentary films to show a more complete picture of the attacks on immigrants in America. Beyond building empathy, these five short films lift up real stories of strength, while illustrating ways people can give their time, energy, and resources to support immigrant-led organizing.

At a moment when the rights of immigrants are being attacked, a fuller story of immigration needs to be told to address the harms perpetuated by immigration enforcement practices and policies that extend beyond the crisis at the border. Whether it’s through raids, people being picked up at courthouses, or being forced to live in churches – individuals are being terrorized and families are being separated and attacked across America. Compounding this injustice, in the wake of COVID-19, many immigrant communities are being left out of government relief – despite being on the frontlines of the pandemic.

People are standing up against these attacks and Stories Beyond Borders is a resource in these efforts, sharing powerful media and connecting audiences to the timeliest actions.

This project was created and curated by Working Films, with our partners at NAKASEC, National Domestic Workers Alliance, UndocuBlack Network, and United We Dream.