Makeshift Americas is a research driven documentary project consisting of a short film and a feature length documentary. Combining research and the personal experiences of immigrants from all over Latin America, Makeshift Americas illustrates the bigger picture of forced labor, helping to connect the dots in this seemingly labyrinthine system of migration, class, gender and race.

The short introduces the convoluted layers of the topic, its sensitivity and the need for more accessible and culturally aware research on forced labor and exploitation in the Americas by investigating the exploitation of Bolivians in the garment industry of São Paulo, Brasil.