Recommended Videos and Films

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389 Miles: Living the Border. 56 minutes.

http://www.389miles.com/

This documentary film addresses the current immigration debate taking place on the Arizona-Mexico border. It is a human journey, a story documented by director/producer Luis Carlos Davis who grew up in the shadow of the Arizona-Mexico border. It presents the raw, daily life of human beings who come from different backgrounds and ideologies when it comes to immigration, one of the few things they all have in common is the border fence, steel wall or a strands of rusty barbed wire.

 

Crossing the Line: Border Stories. 27 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PaWiYOH8O0

In this 2010 television news special, KPBS San Diego reporters explore the financial impact and personal toll of illegal immigration.

 

Crossing the Line at the Border: Dying to Get Back. 25 minutes.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/video/border-patrol-part-3/16916/

PBS Need to Know 2013 documentary: While the number of illegal crossings at the border has plummeted dramatically—roughly half the number than during peak years—just as many people are dying. This means that for those coming into the country illegally, it is now more deadly, more lethal, than at any time in recent U.S. immigration history.
Immigrant America: The High Cost of Deporting Parents. 25 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOEn0iBWWx0

Ray Jesus owned a business. He paid taxes. He has an American wife and 5 American kids. In 2011, he was deported to Guatemala. This is his story.

 

The Tinaja Trail

This 2014 documentary focuses on humanitarian efforts to save the lives of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and making their way through the harsh, unforgiving borderland desert. Described as “a compelling tale of life and death and humanitarian service,” this film features the work of Tucson Samaritans and other Tucson-based groups as well as volunteer organizations in other states. Trailer is available for preview at http://www.humanitarianfilm.org/

 

Trails of Hope and Terror: The Movie

Documentary by Miguel De La Torre and Vincent De La Torre, being released in September 2014. Possible showing at the Loft Cinema, date to be announced.   Trailer is available for preview at http://www.trailsofhopeandterrorthemovie.com/

 

Which Way Home 82 minutes.   Available for streaming on Netflix.com.

2010 Oscar-nominated documentary that follows unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America on their dangerous journey north to the United States.

 

No More Deaths / No Mas Muertos,

http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1010721/b2979d6484/TEST/TEST/

“…First, we are proud to share our information-packed animation (on YouTube and on Face-book)…The Binational Defense and Advocacy Program (Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional) kindly agreed to work with us to produce this video…[T]he Spanish version of this new video will be avail-able soon!…”

“Second, a moving and intimate testimony (on YouTube and on Facebook), recorded in Nogales, Mexico by a man deported away from his family from Phoenix—and deported with nothing. Jose’ vividly describes how a person’s rights, including property rights, don’t mean much when detention and deporta-tion take away the opportunity to exercise them. Enormous thanks to Natalia Serna for recording and edit-ing the interview, subtitling it, and supplying the music at the end….” View at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqp2mk6G0wc&feature=youtu.be

 

Demographic Shift Occurring in Arizona   Laura Sposato, Cronkite News,

http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2015/03/demographic-shift-occurring-in-az/

“According to the annual DATOS report by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a shift in Arizona’s demographic is occurring, with a projection that Latinos will make up the majority of the state by 2030.”

 

Texas’ Death Valley

http://magazine.lmu.edu/media/video/matthew-campanella-13-walks-migrants-path

“Matthew Campanella…says he wanted to help make a documentary about the conditions faced by immigrants in Texas because of what he learned about being ‘a man for others’ as a member of LMU’s Magis service organization.”

 

McFarlane USA   Disney Films

Track coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) is a newcomer to a predominantly Latino high-school in California’s Central Valley. Coach White and his new students find that they have much to learn about one another, but things begin to change when White realizes the boys’ exceptional running ability. More t… Morehan just physical prowess drives the teens to succeed; their strong family ties, incredible work ethic and commitment to their team all play a factor in forging these novice runners into champions

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-VAOlHGE6Q for the trailer