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The Border Film Project handed out six hundred disposable cameras to two groups on opposite sides of the U.S.-Mexico border — undocumented migrants crossing the desert and American Minutemen volunteers trying to stop them.
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This multi-task lesson asks students to look at the DREAM Act in the context of immigration reform and also to reflect on blogging as civic engagement.
In this lesson, students examine common perceptions of immigrants and refugees with the goal of debunking them using the actual poignant stories and struggles of people who have left their homelands to resettle in very new places.
Paraíso Short Films
Three immigrant window cleaners risk their lives every day rappelling down some of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers. Paraíso reveals the danger of their job and what they see on the way down.
Sin País Trailer
Sin País (Without Country) explores one family's complex and emotional journey involving deportation.
Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson, two documentary filmmakers whose work has shown multiple times on POV, reflect on what first got them into the game, why they enjoy filmmaking, and how they adjust their filmmaking process with each production.
In this lesson, students will watch a series of video clips that put a human face on both the process of economic decision-making and the reality for millions of people working abroad in order to transfer some of their income (remittances) to loved ones back in their home countries.