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Crossing Arizona (2006)

A collection of personal accounts stemming from Arizona's illegal immigration crisis.

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With Americans on all sides of the issue up in arms and Congress embroiled in a knock-down-drag-out policy battle over how to move forward, CROSSING ARIZONA tells the story of how we got to where we are today. Heightened security in California and Texas has pushed illegal border-crossers into the treacherous Arizona desert in unprecedented numbers - an estimated 4,500 a day. Most are Mexican men in search of work, but increasingly the border-crossers are women and children seeking to reunite with their husbands and fathers. This influx of migrants crossing through Arizona and the attendant rising death toll have elicited complicated feelings about human rights, culture, class, labor and national security. "Crossing Arizona" examines the crisis through the eyes of those directly affected by it. Frustrated ranchers go out day after day to repair cut fences and pick up the trash that endangers their livestock and livelihoods. Humanitarian groups place water stations in the desert in an ... Written by Crossing AZ LLC

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24 April 2006 (USA)  »

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Great movie, already been done
26 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this film but it reminded me a lot of another film I saw a while ago. I think it was called Walking the Line and it also looked at the Minutemen and the humanitarians in Arizona. In fact, there were so many of the same characters--even the Native American guy who puts out water for migrants--that it makes me a bit suspicious...Overall, it was still a good film and I'm glad it sheds light on a serious issue, but it definitely suffers a bit from unoriginality, especially considering it felt like I had already seen it before. There are so many important views and nuances with this complex issue that I wish the filmmakers had branched out a bit more...

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