About this submission
Oscar Alberto Martinez and his daughter Valeria died this week attempting to cross our border after being denied asylum. This has quickly symbolized our polarizing political debate on immigration, unlawful detention of children at the border, and inhumane treatment of members of our global family.
As a multi-cultural child of an immigrant, I developed this script inspired by actual events and national headlines to spread awareness of this debate and explore both the humanity and atrocities of our current socio-political era.
What's happening is uncomfortable and polarizing, and I feel that stories have the power to spark debate and ultimately, action.