Selena has teamed up with Netflix to shed some light on the immigration issue in the United States, and based on the trailer she just shared on her Instagram, her message is powerful.
"I am so humbled to be a part of Netflix’s documentary series Living Undocumented,” she wrote. “The immigration issue is more complex than one administration, one law or the story you hear about on the news. These are real people in your community, your neighbors, your friends—they are all part of the country we call home. I can’t wait for you guys to see this and hope it impacts you like it impacted me. Available globally October 2. ❤️"
Living Undocumented follows eight families who are facing the possibility of deportation from the United States. The documentary aims to humanise the immigration policy by showing the other side of the story that is often left out of the media.
"I chose to produce this series, Living Undocumented, because over the past few years, the word 'immigrant' has seemingly become a negative word," Selena told The Hollywood Reporter. "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."
Selena is executive producing the series, along with her mother Mandy Teefey and Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Anna Chai, and Sean O'Grady.
"Living Undocumented is designed to illuminate one of the most important issues of our time," added Saidman. "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."
The series premieres on October 2.