One of the "best civil rights movies of all time" - The Hill
The Other Side of Immigration is an award-winning documentary about the root causes of undocumented immigration. Based on over 700 interviews in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, The Other Side of Immigration asks why so many Mexicans come to the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. Through an approach that is both subtle and thought-provoking, filmmaker Roy Germano provides a perspective on undocumented immigration rarely witnessed by American eyes, challenging audiences to imagine more creative and effective solutions to the problem. Directed, filmed, and edited by Roy Germano, Ph.D. 55 minutes / in Spanish with English subtitles.
The Other Side of Immigration was named an American Library Association Notable Video and has screened at hundreds of film festivals, universities, museums, conferences, public libraries, and community events, including the American Museum of Natural History, Princeton University, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference.
It is used for professional development training by the U.S. Department of State and in high school and college classrooms throughout the United States.
"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
“a must-see for anyone serious about the subject” - Crooks & Liars
“a beautifully shot film” that “shows the human side of immigration” - Lisa Derrick, FireDogLake.com
“Most original presentation of a current political issue” - Politics on Film/Bipartisan Policy Center
“I recommend The Other Side of Immigration with enthusiasm for a wide range of audiences, including community groups, higher education institutions, public schools, and policy makers.” - Scott Fletcher, Lewis & Clark College