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Tambini and Sandoval explain how Farmingville, their 2004 film about new immigrants in Long Island, is really the story of the making of America.

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The shocking hate-based attempted murders of two Mexican day laborers catapult a small Long Island town into national headlines, unmasking a new front line in the border wars: suburbia.

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Farmingville (90 min.)

Premiere Date: June 22, 2004

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Filmmakers: Carlos Sandoval, Catherine Tambini Bio | Interview | Statement

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Carlos Sandoval
Carlos Sandoval
Catherine Tambini
Catherine Tambini
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Critical Acclaim

Farmingville is a primer for anyone — whether lawmaker or citizen — who cares to better understand the usually unseen cost of America's appetite for cheap labor.”

— Carolyn Curiel,
The New York Times

Farmingville ...should become required viewing for every decision-maker and local official in the State of New York.”

Newsday editorial

It has something illuminating to say to every faction depicted or alluded to in its 86 minutes: the rabidly resistant, the blindly tolerant and, perhaps most of all, the big-picture leaders who need to see — and sweat — the small stuff.”

— Noel Holston, Newsday

It may well be the most important film to debut at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is Farmingville, a hard-hitting documentary about the impact of illegal aliens on one small New York community. ...It is an absolutely terrific documentary on a complex, difficult subject. ...and allows us to get to know all sides of this dispute.”

— Lou Dobbs, Lou Dobbs Tonight, CNN

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