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The Other Side of Immigration (2009)

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Based on over 700 interviews in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, The Other Side of Immigration asks why so many Mexicans come to the U.S.... See full summary »

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Based on over 700 interviews in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, The Other Side of Immigration asks why so many Mexicans come to the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. Through an approach that is both subtle and thought-provoking, filmmaker Roy Germano provides a perspective on undocumented immigration rarely witnessed by American eyes, challenging audiences to imagine more creative and effective solutions to the problem. "There are inevitably real people behind the strident slogans and ideological labels in today's immigration debate. Roy Germano's The Other Side of Immigration does more than any other work to give people otherwise disparaged as 'threatening' and 'illegal' a human face and to reveal the devastating personal effects of U.S. immigration and economic policies on our closest neighbors." - Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University Written by Anonymous

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This documentary is essential to understand the issue of immigration. If we are trying to look for a solution to this problem we need to educate ourselves and others about the matter so we take the right measures. This movie will touch your heart and show you the heart breaking reality that immigrants face, leaving it all behind in order to provide. It makes you think you would do the same if your loved ones depended on it. Roy Germano did an amazing job summarizing the root of the problem and provides great insight and options. Visit his blog as well, he has incredible articles about things that have never been said. You will enjoy this movie as you learn how fortunate we are for living in a country that looks after us and by the end you will want to do something about this. Enjoy!


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