As part of Immigrant Heritage Month, our partners at Welcome.us have invited several artists to make short films that tell the human stories of those affected by the U.S.’s current immigration policies. In this one above titled “Broken Tail Light”, a mother played by Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) and her three-year-old daughter (Heaven King, The Ellen Show) giggle and dance to their favorite song on the radio. A chance encounter with a police officer changes the course of their lives forever.
This short was written and directed by Paola Mendoza (Entre Nos). Watch Scandal’s Guillermo Diaz short film, “Valley of the Undocumented” here.