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Resilience Undocumented

Resilience Undocumented focuses on Latino immigrant day laborers’ lived experience and the effects of poverty and discrimination on their well-being. The film addresses some of the social, structural and environmental factors associated with the struggles these immigrants face by looking at the historical and political context of their everyday lives and their physical and emotional well-being. Through the lives of the few men speaking we begin to see how the story of a few can tell a story of the many in capturing the hardships of the Latino migrant experience, while highlighting the broader context of what it means to live as an undocumented immigrant.

  • Kayla Mulholland
  • Kayla Mulholland
  • David Bacon, James Quesada, Jose Ramires
    Key Cast
  • Young Sun
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 2, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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  • Student Project:
  • San Francisco Latino Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    September 15, 2015
  • Bernal Heights Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    September 10, 2015
Director Biography - Kayla Mulholland

Kayla Mulholland graduated with a Bachelor's degree Cultural & Visual Anthropology and a minor in Global Peace, Human Rights and Justice Studies. She was working with Dr. James Quesada as an interviewer on an NIH funded research project that focused on undocumented psychological and physical health in order to provide insight into the health risks related to living as an undocumented immigrant. This ethnographic research project is where the inspiration for the film derived. Kayla is interested in using applied ethnographic filmmaking as a tool for marginalized communities to combat the forces of structural violence and to create films that visually seek to represent the world from the perspective of others.

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