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, The Other Side of Immigration explores the root causes of Mexican immigration to the United States and the effects of migration on rural communities in Mexico. 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.
"The Other Side of Immigration does more than any other work to give people otherwise disparaged as 'threatening' and 'illegal' a human face"
- Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University
The Other Side of Immigration was recently named to the Huffington Post's list of "documentaries about immigration everyone should watch right now"
The Other Side of Immigration was named a Notable Video by the American Library Association
The US 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.
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