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A Day Without a Mexican (1998)

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News reports, with dramatizations within the faux documentary footage, explain that people across California have awakened to a state from which the Mexicans have disappeared: husbands, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dawn Westlake ...
Newscaster
Michael White ...
Host
Tina S. Nieto ...
Musician's Wife
Louis Hock ...
Produce Grower
Peter Rawley ...
Irate Attorney
Gabriela Retes ...
School Teacher
John Fuller ...
Delivery Man (as Jonathan Fuller)
Joe Lambert ...
Communications Expert
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Border Report (voice)
Gina Bradley ...
Sacramento Report
Ted Perkins ...
Temporary Speaker
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Politician's Wife
Raul A. Hinojosa ...
UCLA Professor
Melissa Justin ...
Psychic
Karen Criswell ...
Ignorant Woman
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News reports, with dramatizations within the faux documentary footage, explain that people across California have awakened to a state from which the Mexicans have disappeared: husbands, maids, business owners, foremen and laborers, newscasters, child care providers, teachers, and the Speaker of the State Assembly are missing. Parents are desperate, border guards fear loss of their jobs, politicians quack "opportunity" and "challenge" in this time of crisis, newscasters call for prayers. A professor of public policy explains that the social cost of immigrants pales next to their economic contributions, and he misses his best friend. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Wake up Call to Many Americans
25 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although this movie depicts the majority of Americans as very ignorant to the contributions and facts concerning the Latino population that live here, I think that it is not stereotypical. I have heard the same remarks about Latinos from many people that I know, not because they are bad people, but because United States citizens in general do not care about educating themselves when it comes to this population. The movie does a great job at dispelling many misconceptions such as the amount of money the US government spends on Latinos as opposed to the amount they give back to our economy. It accomplishes this in a more light-hearted manner than just presenting pure data. Of course, this movie could have been made focusing on many different marginalized or misunderstood subsets of the US population, but it is very helpful in showing that we are all necessary to contribute to this society and without any part, we cannot function.


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