A dreamers journey back to the homeland she never knew.
Mi Vida DACA is a documentary in progress about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, and the importance of Immigration reform.
We follow Maribel, a young American woman who discovered in High School that unbeknownst to her she's an undocumented immigrant.
After living as an undocumented immigrant for most of her life, In 2012 Maribel benefited from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals the act enacted by president Barack Obama that allowed her to get a work permit and exception from deportation.
Now, after 25 years, she was allowed to visit Mexico. She visited the town of her birth in hopes of finding answers and reconnecting with the homeland she never knew. Through her journey she hopes to give a face to the immigration story for her and the millions who live and work in the USA.
With the new political climate this film has become even more important, as millions live in fear of deportation from the land they only know.