This article discusses the Disney+ documentary Mija, including the premise, release date, and trailer.
From Disney Original Documentary, Mija chronicles the emotional and complex stories of Doris Muñoz and Jacks Haupt, the daughters of undocumented immigrants from Mexico, navigating their careers in the music industry through the good and the bad. “Making it” isn’t just a pipe dream, for these two, it’s a necessity. It means more than just money and record deals, it means their family can have stability.
“Mija” is the debut feature of Mexican American filmmaker Isabel Castro and premiered rave reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. After a short theatre run we’re excited that this award-winning feature documentary is coming to our screens this September.
Mija release date
Mija is set to release on Friday the 16th of September, 2022, on Disney+.
Disney+ Mija documentary premise
Follows Doris Muñoz, who began a career in music talent management and met Jacks Haupt, an auspicious young singer, and both share the ever-present guilt of being the first American-born members of their undocumented families.
Our opinion of the premise
This feels like a true, gritty story surrounding immigrants and their struggles of starting a new life, and how their children continue their traditions and legacy. Mixed with the creativity of careers in music, we can tell this documentary will be full of emotion. Not only from the guilt, but I can tell there will be some financial pressures on their careers, as well as the reality that these careers mean green cards and safety for their families.
The production team
Director: Isabel Castro.
Produced by: Tabs Breese and Yesenia Tlahuel.
Executive producers: Jenny Raskin, Lauren Haber, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Marni E.J. Grossman, Rahdi Taylor, and Davis Guggenheim. Co-executive producers include Jenn Lee Smith, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros, Adam and Melony Lewis, and Kelsey Koenig.
Is there a trailer for Mija?
Yes, and here is it:
Musical documentaries can sometimes be bland, sometimes slow and too descriptive of the plights of becoming a musician. Here I have high hopes this documentary will have the special Mexican heat and flare. Celebrating the love of a family and the love of music.