No le digas a nadie (Don't Tell Anyone)

: Documentary
GENRE: Documentary
STATUS: In Distribution


In a community where silence is seen as necessary for survival, undocumented immigrant activist Angy Rivera joins a generation of Dreamers in a quest to come out of the shadows and claim her place in the only home she's ever known.


No Le Digas a Nadie follows immigrant activist Angy Rivera as she shares her experience of being undocumented in America. Her story is one that bridges the parallel ordeal of being undocumented and sexually abused, an experience that haunts scores of undocumented women. Our film’s title encompasses the duality of their silence, unable to plead as victims of abuse because they have no papers, unable to say they are undocumented for fear of reprisal. We are on the ground and in the trenches with Angy and her community as they anxiously await the outcome of the debate in Washington and work to come out of the shadows and add their voice to the national conversation, claiming their place in the only home they’ve ever known.




Mikaela Shwer - Director

 Mikaela is an award-winning editor and filmmaker. In 2008 while studying in Australia, she participated in a film competition on the ground for Reel Ideas Studio at the Cannes Film Festival where she won for “Emerging Editor” for her film 100 Mountains. In New York, Mikaela has worked on numerous documentaries including the award-winning series Brick City and Call Me Kuchu, a feature documentary on LGBT rights in Uganda. Recently, she has broadened her work to narrative television and film, working on the critically acclaimed comedy series Louie and the feature film Like The Water, as well as maintaining her documentary roots working with Ric Burns and Steeplechase Films. She is now embarking on directing her first feature documentary film.

Katie O'Rourke - Producer

 A Minnesota transplant, Katie O’Rourke is a New York based producer/editor whose work focuses on historical and cultural issues. Working with Emmy Award winning filmmaker Ric Burns at Steeplechase Films for the last four years, she has worked on films for PBS’s American Experience (Into the Deep: America, Whaling and the World and Death and the Civil War) as well as a short film on the history of Latin American immigration to New York for El Museo del Barrio and The New-York Historical Society, which was featured in the critically praised exhibit Nueva York. She is also worked with the director of HBO's The Loving Story, Nancy Buirski, on her current film chronicling the life of dancer Tanaquil Le Clercq for PBS's American Masters series. Prior to working in documentary film, Katie was immersed in the world of new media as a producer of video content and social media strategy for Magnet Media.

Alexandra Nikolchev - Producer

Alexandra Nikolchev grew up in California’s Bay Area. She works and lives in New York. Alexandra is an Emmy award winning field producer in the category of Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine for Need to Know: Crossing the Line at the Border, a three-part PBS investigation into the U.S. Border Patrol. Other documentary credits include PBS, Moyers & Company, NBC, HBO Documentary and Sundance Institute Feature Film Program. Her work focuses on telling stories about a person or family where intimate transformations, revelations and surprising details lead to a larger conversation about our society and condition.


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