Living Undocumented

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Living Undocumented
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Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
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ReleaseOctober 2, 2019 (2019-10-02)

Living Undocumented is a 2019 Netflix documentary series co-directed by Aaron Saidman and Anna Chai and executive produced by Selena Gomez, Mandy Teefey, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Sean O’Grady and Anna Chai. The series documents eight illegal immigrant families living in the United States.[1][2] The series was produced by Industrial Media-owned production company The Intellectual Property Corporation.[3] It was released on October 2, 2019.

According to an op-ed written by Gomez for Time on October 1, 2019, Gomez said she was approached about the project in 2017 and decided to become involved after watching footage that captured "the shame, uncertainty, and fear I saw my own family struggle with. But it also captured the hope, optimism, and patriotism so many undocumented immigrants still hold in their hearts despite the hell they go through.”[4]


No.TitleOriginal release date
1"A Prayer in the Night"October 2, 2019 (2019-10-02)
2"The World Is Watching"October 2, 2019 (2019-10-02)
3"The Deportation"October 2, 2019 (2019-10-02)
4"The Crossing"October 2, 2019 (2019-10-02)
5"A Family Torn Apart"October 2, 2019 (2019-10-02)
6"Home Sweet Home"October 2, 2019 (2019-10-02)


Living Undocumented was released on October 2, 2019 on Netflix.[1]


Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 100% based on 5 reviews, with an average rating of 9/10 for the series.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Netflix releases trailer for Living Undocumented series produced by Selena Gomez". AV Club. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  2. ^ "Selena Gomez-Produced Docuseries 'Living Undocumented' Ordered at Netflix". Variety. 17 September 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  3. ^ "Selena Gomez-Produced 'Living Undocumented' Docuseries a Go at Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. 17 September 2019. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  4. ^ "Selena Gomez on America's Undocumented Immigration Crisis". Time. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  5. ^ "Living Undocumented: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 7, 2020.

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