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The Undocumented Lawyer

2020 Official Selection: Shorts

World Premiere

SHORT | United States | 19 MINUTES | English, Spanish | English subtitles

THE UNDOCUMENTED LAWYER

Women, Documentary, Politics

Lizbeth Mateo is an attorney who swore to uphold the Constitution. She’s also undocumented. When a client takes sanctuary in a church, Lizbeth’s own experience guides their fight for justice.



Playing in: Choose Your Battles

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple

Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci co-founded Optimist, a non-profit production company. Netflix distributed their documentary features, Living on One Dollar and Salam Neighbor, globally. The films included impact campaigns that raised $91.5 million for various causes. In 2020, they are premiering a new feature documentary, Five Years North.

Director
Zach Ingrasci, Chris Temple
Producer
Jenna Kelly
Cinematographer
John Pope, Emily Topper
Composer
Max Avery Lichtenstein
Editor
Lila Place
Executive Producer
Brenda Avila-Hannah, Morgan Kays, John Trefry
Associate Producer
Claudia S. Murray
In Association With
4WT Media
Impact Producer
Claudia S. Murray