The Citizens

In Chicago's O'Hare airport, Ana Laura is saying her children goodbye, promising that she will come back as soon as her immigrations issues are solved. In a neighboorhod in Charlestone, South Carolina, Marshalls and ICE agents arrive at Jesus house with just a picture of his driverĀ“s license. After being taken out of his house, handcuffed, he has to stand a long process. Despite living undocumented, both were exemplary "citizens" in the US for more than 10 years: contributing to the country, the community, paying taxes. However, their efforts were not reconognised since they did not have documents.

Director Bio

Yameli is a mexican graphic designer based in Leipzig, Germany. Yameli works as a freelancer for NGOS,startups and small business in Germany, Mexico and the USA. She is engaged working with migrant and refugee organizations in Mexico and Germany as a graphic designer, photographer, filmmaker and researcher.


  • Directed by:Yameli Gomez Jimenez
  • Written by:Yameli Gomez Jimenez
  • Produced by:Yameli Gomez Jimenez
  • Runtime:23 mins
  • Completion Date:July 7, 2020
  • Country of Origin:Mexico
  • Country of Filming:Mexico
  • Language:Spanish
  • Category:Student Shorts
  • Selection:Student Programme 3
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 4th Ballymahon Library 4-5pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 5th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Instagram

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