- People who immigrate to the U.S. do so because they are looking for a better quality of life--risking their own lives, paying any price to survive--even if this means leaving behind their loved ones. Each year there are an estimated 100,000 unaccompanied minors entering the United States, crossing the US/Mexico border alone to reunite with their mothers. These children's journeys illustrate a problem--presented by the mass media as a security crisis--which is really a question about how social policy, the legal system, and economic pressures conspire against men, women, and children trying to create a life with greater opportunities. A strong tool to help people desirous of finding peaceful and fair solutions to the "problem" of undocumented immigration, this film captures a piece of American history as it unfolds amidst misconceptions, confusion, and ultimately, transition.
Table of Contents:
- Second attempt
- Six months later.
- In Spanish and English with English and Spanish subtitles; credits and inter titles in parallel English and Spanish.
- Title translation: Niños en tierra de nadie
- Editor, Alejandro Valdes-Rochin ; photography, Heather Courtney, Kevin Leadingham, and Anayansi Prado ; original music, Robert F. Trucios ; project advisors, Lyn Goldfarb, Paul Espinosa.
- NOTICE: This is a DVD-R and may not play on all DVD players.
Special features: Contact [text feature].
Public performance rights included.
- 1 videodisc (39 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- plastic; metal; polychrome
- digital; optical
- video file; DVD video; region 1
- CHI 2008 DVD