SXSW: Undocumented Teens Aim for High School Normalcy in 'From Nowhere' (Exclusive Video)

Jay Keitel
'From Nowhere'

The narrative film follows three undocumented teenagers — a Dominican girl, an African boy and a Peruvian girl — who are just about to graduate high school in the Bronx.

A day in the life of a high school student seems normal in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive clip of From Nowhere.

Directed by Matthew Newton and starring Julianne Nicholson, J. Mallory McCree and Octavia Chavez-Richmond, the film follows three undocumented teenagers — a Dominican girl, an African boy and a Peruvian girl — who are just about to graduate high school in the Bronx. As shown in the clip, they're like most teens who just want to hang with their friends, fall in love and figure out where to go to college. But unlike their American classmates, these three live with the threat of being discovered by the authorities.

When one of their teachers connects them with a lawyer to help them get their papers, the teens start to dig into their family history to assist their immigration cases. As they continue to deal with the everyday problems of adolescence, the teenagers are forced to confront their past and, at the same time, fight for their future.

From Nowhere premieres Saturday, March 12, at South by Southwest.

Watch the clip below.

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