Earlier this year, Disney acquired the worldwide distribution rights to a new feature documentary, “Mija”, Doris Muñoz and Jacks Haupt, two daughters of undocumented immigrants from Mexico who are both navigating their careers in the music industry. Seeking to provide for their families while achieving their dreams, Doris and Jacks bond over the ever-present guilt of being the first American-born members of their undocumented families and the financial risks of pursuing their dreams. For them, the pressure of success is heightened due to their families’ hope for green cards and reunification.

This new documentary is being released in selected theatres in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, for one week from today in order to qualify for an Oscar run.  Variety has reported that the film will be released on Disney+ on Friday 16th September 2022.

Marjon Javadi, VP of Documentary Film & Docuseries for Disney Original Documentary, a part of Disney Branded Television, told Variety:

“We weren’t able to get a rating in time for our planned theatrical, so our actual qualifying run is shifting a bit. But rather than pushing our entire release plans, we decided simply to keep our current releases and open them to the public. This film is a love letter to immigrants, their children and the power of a dream.”

“Mija’s” director Isabel Castro has said that she is looking forward to the film’s debut on Disney+ in September.

“To have this film, which is a film about being the daughter of immigrants, live on Disney’s platform feels like my biggest professional and personal achievement.  To have the film’s themes and topics reach viewers worldwide is incredible and will hopefully prompt conversation about what the experience means.”

The film debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and has been playing in the film festival market throughout the year.

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