Uprooted is the internet’s first-ever immigrant film publication. Immigrant cinema is a heavily under-curated genre, despite immigration being one of the most hotly debated topics in the world.
We believe those two things are correlated: watching immigrant movies will offer insight into the immigrant experience and answer many questions. And that’s not just tough or thought-provoking movies: immigrant-led film can also be funny, romantic, endearing, and easy.
So what exactly makes an “immigrant film”? Guillermo Del Toro is an immigrant, but is Shape of Water an immigrant film? Obviously no. Uprooted defines immigrant cinema as movies “made by and about” immigrants. For a film to be featured on Uprooted, it needs to have a main character who is an immigrant, and it needs the director to be an immigrant as well.