THE OTHER SIDE OF IMMIGRATION
AN AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MEXICAN IMMIGRATION
BY ROY GERMANO, PH.D.
Why do so many Mexicans migrate 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 explores the root causes of Mexican migration to the United States and the effects of migration on families back 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 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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