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I am an immigrant. Soy inmigrante. Carne y Arena Iñárritu LACMA #DACA

I am an immigrant. I came with my family from Guatemala when I was four to the US. My dad was deported. My uncle came without papers. Julio joined the Air Force, he became a citizen, and we received green cards. Immigrants and Dreamers have served on The City Project team. The City Project condemns this administration’s assault on Dreamers and DACA.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu virtual reality project Carne y Arena at LACMA explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees. “Their life stories haunted me, so I invited some of them to collaborate with me in the project,” Iñárritu says. “My intention was to . . . claim the space to allow the visitor to go through a direct experience walking in the immigrants’ feet, under their skin, and into their hearts.” “Las historias de sus vidas me perseguían, así que invité a algunos de ellos a colaborar conmigo en el proyecto,” cuenta Iñárritu. “Mi propósito era . . . reivindicar un espacio que permita al visitante vivir la experiencia directa de caminar con los pies de la persona inmigrante, ponerse en su piel y llegar hasta su corazón.”