The article recovers the narrative of the film Undocumented (Peckover, 2010) to study the violence against the migrants on the northern border (Mexico-United States). It intersects the context of the construction of migratory policies that spread a xenophobic and racist environment on the border. The analysis of Undocumented —under the premise that the film starts with this socio-political reality— models an anti-racist criticism against the criminalization of the migrant. Also, it shows that the legislative design itself promotes the climate of racism and produces structural and poststructural violence against migrants. It connects this reality with its filmic representation based on the Arizona Law or SB1070, whose origin and foundation contravenes the international discourse of human rights.
Keywords: Cinema | racism | representation | border | undocumented