Three arrested and detained undocumented immigrants must navigate the system to fight impending deportation. America; I Too, stars Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi and features the music of Grammy winners Quetzal.

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Anike Tourse

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Anike Tourse
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barkhad Abdi ... Ahmed
Jose Diaz ... Manuel
Linda Yim Linda Yim ... Myeong
Aaron Anastasi ... Police Officer Adams
Jailene Arias Jailene Arias ... Maya
Michelle Azar ... Judge Aaron
Richard Azurdia ... Ice Officer Martinez
Sara Castro ... Maria
Anthony Chiles Anthony Chiles ... ICE Officer Williams
Y'Dhanna Daniels ... ICE Officer Franks
Keston John ... ICE Officer Michaels
Norm Johnson ... Inmate Librarian Ade Akionla
Benjamin Keller ... Garment Factory Supervisor
Angie Kim ... Jin-Kyong
Kent McGuire Kent McGuire ... Police Officer Smith
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Three arrested and detained undocumented immigrants must navigate the system to fight impending deportation. America; I Too, stars Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi and features the music of Grammy winners Quetzal. Closed captioning available in Spanish, Korean, simple Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Vietnamese, and Brazilian-Portuguese. Written by Anike Tourse

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Three arrested and detained undocumented immigrants must navigate the system to fight impending deportation. Starring Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi.

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Somalian actor Barkhad Abdi moved to Yemen when he was seven to escape civil war, just seven years before his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. See more »

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Deportee: Donde? Where go?
ICE Officer Williams: Disneyland.
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A great watch for those seeking enlightenment - or help
19 July 2018 | by jrflanagan-01734See all my reviews

America; I Too is an excellent contribution to the library of narrative and educational films. The short walks the audience through three cases of immigrant rights violations, giving the audience the education they need to understand the system, the difficulty it thrust upon people and underwhelmingly misunderstood reactions we have to situations like those shown.

There are many layers to the short showing three very different lives and stories of immigrants, their families and the others that try to protect them. This film helps those in need of protection, giving aid to those that are trying to help.

The lighting of ICE agents - although accurate in many cases - unfortunately, leaves a broad stroke of the complex department. I'd like to see more of the difficulty happening here but understand this is not their story but those that have not been given fair rights in the unjust system that is the American government right now.


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6 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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