Encore Broadcast Date: August 31, 2004
PBS Premiere: September 2, 2003
The Sixth Section opens a surprising window on immigration in the 21st century. Following a group of Mexican immigrants from the tiny desert town of Boqueron who now work in upstate New York, the film documents their struggle to support themselves and their hometown 3,000 miles to the south. To do this, the men form a 'union' that raises money in the form of weekly donations of $10 or $20 from each of its members in New York. In the past few years the group has brought electricity, an ambulance, and, most dramatically, a 2,000-seat baseball stadium to Boqueron. The Sixth Section is an intimate portrait of how the ‘American Dream' is being redefined by today's immigrants. A Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) co-presentation. A Diverse Voices Project Selection.