E.L. never imagined she would leave her tiny village high in the mountains of Guatemala, but when her mother got up the strength to flee a violent home, she was thrust into a journey that would forever change her. After a smuggler separated them, E's life honed to a single goal—surviving so she could find her mother again. In the animated short film 'A Line Birds Cannot See,' E.L tells her story of coming to the US as an unaccompanied minor in 2006.
This intimate look at an immigrant’s journey reveals a key truth behind the immigration debates: E.L., like so many immigrants, just wants a home where she can be safe.
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