Watch The Other Side of Immigration
- 55 min
A documentary directed by Roy Germano, The Other Side of Immigration asks why so many people leave Mexico to seek work in the United States and what happens to the communities they leave behind. Interviews with over 700 people who live in Mexican towns where nearly half of the people leave for the United States, the film provides a thought-provoking look into the other side of undocumented immigration. It is a perspective rarely seen by Americans. The first half of the documentary explores the social, economic, and political causes of migration. The second half focuses on the impact money sent home has on communities in Mexico. It also looks at the effects emigration has on the families and offers solutions to illegal immigration.