For Illegal Immigrants, Every Day Is Frightening


May 25, 2017 — High school is tough. You are  surrounded by peers who are eager to see you fail and yet you are your own toughest critic.

There are so many stresses, concerns, grades teachers, personal issues. Nothing is easy.

Now add another to that combination of pressures — you are an illegal immigrant. Though your parents have brought you to America, the only country you have ever known, from a country you do not remember, you are still an outsider. You are illegal. You do not belong.

The slightest mistake, and you can get sent back to a country you have never known.

From Nowhere tells the story of three high school students who are struggling with this issue. They are illegal aliens. They know that at any time, should someone require documentation of them, they could end up deported. These children are really “from nowhere”

Each wants to get papers but has to navigate the American legal system to do so. 

The wrenching drama was the winner of the Narrative Spotlight audience award at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The film also won the Audience award and the jury-awarded Special Mention prize at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival.

Matthew Newton (Queen of the Damned) directed the drama which he cowrote with Kate Ballen.

The film stars J. Mallory McCree (Quantico), Octavia Chavez-Richmond and Raquel Castro (Empire). Julianne Nicholson (Black Mass) and Denis O’Hare (Dallas Buyer’s Club) co-star.

Stream From Nowhere on Amazon Video.
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