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Recalling Orange County

by Mylene Moreno

Examining the fierce recall election of Nativo Lopez, a school board leader and immigrant rights activist, Recalling Orange County reveals both the cultural chasm and surprising alliances between the suburban establishment and a growing Latino community.

Voces

Refuge

by Mohammad Gorjestani

A cyber attack on the United States Immigration database puts Sonia at risk of being deported back to Iran. But remaining in the U.S. may come at a greater price than she’s willing to pay.

FUTURESTATES

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Reportero

by Bernardo Ruiz

A veteran reporter and photojournalist chronicles the interconnected stories of a rapidly changing city on the Mexican-American border.

POV

Speaking in Tongues

by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider

Four children — learning to be bilingual and bicultural — raise questions about what it means to be American in the 21st century.

The State of Arizona

by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini

The State of Arizona captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.

Independent Lens

Una Vida Mejor: A Better Life

by Lela Delgado

A look at the lives of Latin American immigrants in the American heartland as they struggle to maintain their traditions in the face of language barriers, prejudice, and the challenge of adapting to a new culture.

The Undocumented

by Marco Williams

An investigation into migrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border and the efforts of the Mexican Consulate and the medical examiner to repatriate the remains back to Mexico.

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Why Cybraceros?

by Alex Rivera

Why Cybraceros is a short film based on (and incorporating footage from) a real 1940s US government film that promoted a migrant labor program — remade with a whimsical, creative twist by experimental filmmaker Alex Rivera.

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