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The other side of immigration [videorecording] / a film by Roy Germano ; written and directed by Roy Germano ; produced by Roy Germano.

The other side of immigration

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Main DVD 331.6272 Other (Text) 31307021435922 Movies - Non Fiction Available -
Seymour DVD 331.6272 Other (Text) 31307016192199 Movies - Non Fiction Available -
West Leonard DVD 331.6272 Other (Text) 31307019550666 Movies - Non Fiction Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 55 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [New Paltz, NY] : RG Films : [2010].

Content descriptions

General Note: Spanish title: Otro lado de la inmigracin̤.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
Special features include: interviews; deleted scenes; director commentary.
Formatted Contents Note: The fantasy = La fantasa̕ -- The rural economy = La economa̕ rural -- The politics = La polt̕ica -- The money = El dinero -- The families = Las familias -- The way forward = Soluciones.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Editor, Roy Germano ; music, My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band, Bright Eyes ; translation, Roy Germano with assistance from Ryan Schmitz, Denise Landeros, Maria Terrazas.
Summary, etc.: This documentary is based on over 700 interviews with men and women in the Mexican countryside. The film explores why so many people leave small Mexican towns to work in the United States and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. The audience is encouraged to think about new and creative ways that the U.S. and Mexican governments can work together to solve the problem of undocumented immigration.
System Details Note: DVD; NTSC; all region; widescreen, aspect ratio 16:9.
Language Note: Dolby soundtrack in English and Spanish, with optional simultaneous English and Spanish subtitles.
Awards Note: Politics on Film Founder's Award; San Antonio Film Festival; Las Vegas Film Festival; Cine Las Americas International Film Festival; Global Peace Film Festival, 2009.
Subject: Mexico > Emigration and immigration > Anecdotes.
Immigrants > Mexican-American Border Region.
Illegal aliens > United States > Interviews.
Mexicans > Interviews.
Mexicans > Economic conditions > 21st century.
Mexicans > Social conditions > 21st century.
Foreign workers, Mexican > United States.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.

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