An Uncertain Future

An Uncertain Future

For two expectant mothers in Austin, Texas, increased ICE raids and growing hostility towards immigrants cast a shadow over an otherwise happy occasion in their lives. Their children, due mere few weeks after Donald Trump's inauguration, will be among the first born during his presidency.

Ruth, who is undocumented, worries that she and her husband will be deported and separated from their newborn and three older children. Cristina, a US citizen, fears that her undocumented husband could be whisked away at a moment's notice. Meanwhile, an ongoing battle in the Texas legislature leaves the fate of the children of deported immigrants up in the air.

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Directors:  Iliana Sosa, Chelsea Hernandez
Executive Producer:  Stanley Nelson, Loira Limbal, Marcia Smith, Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack, Charlotte Cook
Producer:  Chelsea Hernandez, Iliana Sosa
Cinematographer: Amy Bench
Editor: Monica Santis
Music: Nathan Felix


Bryce Renninger
Public Film Contact
June Jennings
Field of Vision
Publicity Contact
Charlie Olsky
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Genre:  Documentary
Screening in: Texas Shorts
Screening Section: Texas Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Documentary Short
Country: United States
Language: English, Spanish
Runtime: 11:09 mins