Dania Ramirez might play a loyal servant to pretentious snobs in Devious Maids, but in real life, she’s a successful actress, a heroic mommy and now, film director.
In her directorial debut, An American Alien finds Ramirez recounting her and her family’s stories of migrating from the Dominican Republic to the U.S.
“The misconception of an immigrant in America is that we’re not productive members of society,” Ramirez says. “I’m an immigrant. My parents are immigrant. My entire family are immigrant. And we came here for work.”
Watch as the TV star gathers her entire family over a sancocho feast and questions her parents about whether or not they achieved the American Dream.
The seven-minute doc above is also in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month.
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