120 Days captures an intimate look at the lives of one family of undocumented immigrants who have lived and worked in the United States illegally for twelve years. Father and husband, ...
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120 Days captures an intimate look at the lives of one family of undocumented immigrants who have lived and worked in the United States illegally for twelve years. Father and husband, Miguel Cortes, could be forced to leave the country in four months as a result of his immigration status. In exchange for Miguel agreeing to leave the country voluntarily, and paying a $5000 bond, the judge offers him 120 days to get his affairs in order before leaving his wife and two daughters in the U.S. to continue their education. Miguel has 120 Days to work hard, save money, and weigh his options about returning to Mexico alone, or changing his name and disappearing back into another U.S. city illegally with his family.Written by
Provides a necessary human element to the immigration dialogue...
I had the pleasure of seeing this documentary at a film festival in Raleigh. Without going into too much detail, I think this film provided a necessary narrative to the central point of the immigration issue: family. This film does a wonderful job of showcasing the impact, influence, and contribution of a family that is just seeking out a better life.
Good people, hardworking, and law abiding. Furthermore, the film does a wonderful, albeit saddening, exploration of the laws revolving around the immigration and deportation conundrum here in the states. If only all American citizens were more like the family depicted in 120 Days.
Do yourself a favor and check it out!
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