I just happened upon this film last night .
I had fallen asleep while watching something on the HBOLAT channel , only to wake up a little later , with the network still on .
I just caught the beginning ( like 8 minutes in to the film ), and was immediately hooked .
Watched the rest in it's entirety and even DVR'd just to show my wife later .
I'm glad this was in English ( with Spanish subtitles).
Such a compelling look at what folks go thru , who live in America , but are not American citizens.
Story is about a single mother , who works her tail off , just to provide for every day life ( lives paycheck to paycheck like most of us struggling in this world ).
She has a daughter who is pretty darn smart .
She was accepted to Indiana University.
Here is where the problem begins .
Her mother is facing deportation and will do anything it takes , to pay the tuition ( at least for the first semester ).
Note - Once her daughter is enrolled at the school , they will see her grades , and the school will then find ways to assist her with scholarship and financial assistance.
Although - daughter " Izzy " is telling her mother Not to worry and that she does not need to go to that school because it's way too expensive and impossible.
Mom ain't having it !
She is determined to give her daughter the best life possible as she truly deserves it .
So how is she going to be able to ensure her daughters enrollment with deportation on the horizon ?
She can't get a loan ( not an American Citizen).
Can't even apply for financial aid or any type of student loan nor grant .
It's a bad situation.
But mom is determined to find a way .
I gave this movie a 10 .
A Strong 10 !!
And I can find 10 reasons why but I'm trying not to spoil anything .
It's an eye opener that's for sure .
It's not a popcorn movie fest I must tell you .
This is something that you should watch with no interruptions, on a quiet Sunday morning .
Great story .
Stay safe as always.