Selena Gomez is producing a new Netflix docuseries – Living Undocumented – which explores the lives of eight families facing deportation in America.
The pop star shared a trailer for the highly anticipated series on Tuesday, which is set to debut on streaming platforms October 2nd. “I am so humbled to be a part of Netflix’s documentary series Living Undocumented,” she captioned the post. Selena is credited as a co-executive producer for the show along with Aaron Saidman and Eli Holzman.
The show’s producers say they hope it raises awareness about the plight families in these situations are currently going through given the tensions surrounding immigration in the U.S. “The immigration issue is more complex than one administration, one law or the story you hear about on the news,” Selena continued in the caption.
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I am so humbled to be a part of Netflix’s documentary series Living Undocumented. The immigration issue is more complex than one administration, one law or the story you hear about on the news. These are real people in your community, your neighbors, your friends – they are all part of the country we call home. I can’t wait for you guys to see this and hope it impacts you like it impacted me. Available globally October 2. ❤️
She added, “These are real people in your community, your neighbors, your friends—they are all part of the country we call home. I can’t wait for you guys to see this and hope it impacts you like it impacted me.”
Aaron has similarly said, “Living Undocumented is designed to illuminate one of the most important issues of our time.” He added, “But rather than discussing this issue with only statistics and policy debates, we wanted viewers to hear directly from the immigrants themselves, in their own words, with all the power and emotion that these stories reflect.”
Previously, Selena shared she was inspired to sign onto the project to change the public’s perception towards immigrants. “I chose to produce this series, Living Undocumented, because over the past few years, the word immigrant has seemingly become a negative word,” she said.
Selena added, “My hope is that the series can shed light on what it’s like to live in this country as an undocumented immigrant firsthand, from the courageous people who have chosen to share their stories.”
The docuseries’ producers are no strangers to Netflix shows and documentaries. Aaron and Eli are the talent behind the critically acclaimed series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, which explored the illusive scientology religion and the allegations against it. Likewise, Selena is well-known for producing Netflix’s controversial teen show 13 Reasons Why, which provides a poignant and sometimes disturbing depiction of suicide and other serious issues.
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