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Al Otro Lado: Discussion Guide

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Al Otro Lado

Premiere Date: August 1, 2006

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Natalia Almada Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Press Release (Spanish) | Critical Acclaim


Natalia Almada
Natalia Almada

The injustice of all the people dying on the border is somehow lessened if we Americans think of them as people who didn't have family, money or opportunity.”

— Natalia Almada, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

The documentary is handsomely filmed, whether in sun-drenched landscapes or crowded nightclubs. It’s not a history of corridos, which have roots that reach back to medieval songs; it’s a glimpse of art running parallel to daily life.”

&mdash Jon Pareles, The New York Times

An often affecting . . . look at a topic that has so dominated the news of late. Al Otro Lado looks at all sides of the immigration issue with a dispassionate eye. . . . Compelling stuff . . .”

&mdash Teresa Wiltz, Washington Post

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