Why do so many Mexicans immigrate to the United States? What happens to the families and communities they leave behind?
Based on over 700 interviews in rural Mexico, The Other Side of Immigration asks why so many Mexicans migrate to the United States and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. Through an approach that is both subtle and thought-provoking, director Roy Germano reveals a perspective on undocumented immigration rarely witnessed by American eyes, challenging audiences to imagine more creative and effective bilateral solutions. The Other Side of Immigration is an American Library Association Notable Video and has screened at hundreds of film festivals, universities, high schools, government institutions, and public libraries.
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"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
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The U.S. Department of State uses The Other Side of Immigration for professional development training
The Other Side of Immigration has shown at dozens and dozens of universities, film festivals, high schools, public libraries, conferences, nonprofits, churches, and government institutions. It is used by the United States Department of State for professional development training and viewed in many middle school, high school, and college classrooms.