DEADLINE: Apply to RiR’s Reclaiming the Border Narrative Project Call for Stories!

October 1, 2021

Rooted in Rights is casting for an upcoming project for Reclaiming the Border Narrative. Reclaiming the Border Narrative is a three-year effort to shape national perceptions and discussions on migration and the United States-Mexico border by supporting authentic storytelling by affected communities on the cultures and socio-political dynamics that comprise the region. Click to learn more: Reclaiming the Border Narrative and Rooted in Rights.


Rooted in Rights will be producing a series of short narrative videos focusing on the stories of disabled folks living in the U.S.-Mexico border region. These videos and other Reclaiming the Border Narrative efforts will be compiled into an accessible digital archive.



  • We are seeking stories to highlight the diversity of the disability community including U.S. citizens, immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, mixed status families, and students
  • We welcome submissions from people with any type of disability, including people with non-apparent disabilities, chronic illnesses, and mental illnesses
  • Rooted in Rights will be filming interviews virtually and will support cast to submit their own B-Roll; communication with cast will be primarily through emails and Zoom meetings
  • Accommodations such as language interpretation will be covered by Rooted in Rights
  • Cast will receive a stipend of $500


Estimated Timeline:

  • October 2021: review casting submissions
  • November 2021: pre-interviews with first round cast selections
  • December 2021: confirm cast selection
  • January – February 2021: virtual filming; cast submit B-Roll


To apply for this opportunity, please fill out this form by Friday, October 1, 2021: Cast Application

If you have any questions or would like assistance filling out the form, email [email protected]