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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

Steal a Pencil for Me

by Michèle Ohayon

Academy Award nominee Michele Ohayon explores how love survived the horror of the Holocaust.

Independent Lens

Los Trabajadores/The Workers

by Heather Courtney

Focusing on the lives of Juan and Ramon, immigrant day laborers working in Austin, Texas, Los Trabajadores/The Workers explores the contradictions that haunt America's dependence on and discrimination against immigrant labor.

Independent Lens

The Undocumented

by Marco Williams

The Undocumented investigates 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.

Independent Lens

A Village Called Versailles

by S. Leo Chiang

A Village Called Versailles is the story of a Vietnamese American community on the edge of New Orleans that fought the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill near their homes.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

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A Wedding in Ramallah

by Sherine Salama

A Palestinian American telephone repairman returns to Palestine for an arranged marriage with a stranger, embarking on a difficult life together that bridges different cultures, traditions, and expectations in a time of conflict.

Independent Lens

Welcome to Shelbyville

by Kim A. Snyder

On the eve of the 2008 election, the town of Shelbyville, Tennessee finds itself embroiled in a struggle to come to terms with a new wave of immigrants and grappling with what it means to be American.

Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices

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.

Independent Lens

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