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The Sixth Section

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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.

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TAGS: borders, immigration, mexico

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Film Information

The Sixth Section (26 min.)

Premiere Date: September 2, 2003

Encore Broadcast Date: Aug. 31, 2004

Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Alex Rivera Bio | Interview | Statement


Alex Rivera
Alex Rivera

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