Telling Authentic Immigrant Stories
Entertainment and pop culture are often the lenses through which we see the world. Hollywood has the power to tell stories that help us understand how to feel about other cultures, traditions, and people with differing world views from our own.Download the full guide
About the guide
In a constantly shifting U.S. immigration landscape, ‘Telling Authentic Immigrant Stories: A Reference Guide for The Entertainment Industry’ is the latest edition of our comprehensive resource tool for writers, filmmakers, creators and entertainment professionals who want to tell stories that are both accurate and humanizing about immigrants. It includes best practices, detailed descriptions, multimedia examples, definitions, historical timelines, data and resources about specific underrepresented communities, as well as insight into evolving topics such as DACA and climate displacement.
We invite you to use this guide as a starting point to help you navigate your characters’ journeys.
Our research shows that immigrants continue to be underrepresented on screen. As such, Hollywood has a unique opportunity, a unique power, and a unique responsibility to meet the moment and make meaningful cultural change by authentically and accurately telling the disparate stories of our country.