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Arte Tracks

Several Episodes (selection)
written and directed by Lillian Rosa and Julian Neville

"Sans Frontières" - A special about identity, borders and belonging

How do you handle it when you fear deportation from the place you call home?

Some make art out of it. Meet acclaimed digital artist and designer Rannel Ngumuya, who immigrated to the US as a kid and only found out at age 18 that he didn´t have papers.
Our portrait of him is part of the arte Tracks special “Sans Frontieres”: about borders between countries and in our head, about identity, belonging and grotesque political circumstances.
It aired on Friday, Mar 13, 2020 on Arte and is available via the Tracks Youtube channel:



We had inspiring shooting days with Rannel and fell in love with those surrealistic celeb portraits of his.


While many Dreamers try to cover their status Rannel Ngumuya reflects on it through his artworks.

"Queer & Undocumented" - Julio Salgado

Julio Salgado belongs to the Dreamer generation - those immigrants who came to the USA illegally as children and dream of a secure status and a happy life. But Julio doesn't just dream. The immigrant without valid residence status uses his art to formulate demands on society and politics.

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