The Forgotten Americans (2000)

Filmmaker Hector Galán takes you on a journey to the colonias. It's an adventure into American communities where hope resides despite the fact that the streets have no names and often there is no running water or electricity.

Director:

Hector Galan

Writer:

Hector Galan

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Cast

Credited cast:
Henry Cisneros Henry Cisneros ... Narrator
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Storyline

In America, colonias "the Spanish word for neighborhoods" has come to describe rows of "ruddy, crudely constructed shacks that are little more than a patchwork of old boards and cardboard," according to one resident. These single or double room dwellings were placed on land that was never registered with any city or county. As a result these communities exist without fundamental services such as water and electricity. Written by Galan Productions, Inc.

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u.s. mexico border | See All (1) »

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How sad to be born here, live all your life and die hear, and not know what it is like to be an American

Genres:

Documentary

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Details

Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas border, Mexico

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Galán Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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