Where Do We Migrate To? Film Series
Program 3: From the Other Side
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: UMBC, Lecture Hall 7
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From the Other Side
2001, DVD, 99 minutes, Belgium/France
In From the Other Side, Chantal Akerman looks at the harsh environment of the US Mexican border, where cutting edge technologies of surveillance have been systematically employed to limit illegal northbound passage to America. Shifting her lens between the border towns of Agua Prieta in Sonora, where people from across Mexico pass their time before attempting to cross into America, and the neighboring Douglas, Arizona, surrounded by mountains and desert flatlands, Akerman depicts the personal as well as the political implications of illegal immigration.