My friend Matthew Soerens sent me an email yesterday about a new project he’s involved in, Undocumented.tv. I’ve mentioned Matthew’s name before as the coauthor of the important book, Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, and Truth in the Immigration Debate. (See part one and part two of an interview about immigration with Matthew’s coauthor, Jenny Hwang.) After the disappointment around the Senate’s failure to pass the DREAM Act it is encouraging to see that this issue will not be ignored in the coming months.
According to the website, Undocumented.tv is about,
creating provocative, response-oriented short films paired with specific social-action experiences. UnDocumented.tv will inspire churches and individuals to understand and enter the Immigration Reform conversation. We will challenge our audience to move beyond any existing personal or media-driven bias and toward active involvement in social change.
The first film is set to stream release on January 17, but for now you can take a look at this short video description of the project.