Directed by Charles Thompson & Michael Davey • Documentary • 2010 • 58 minutes
Brother Towns is a story of two towns linked by immigration, family, and work: Jacaltenango, a highland Maya town in Guatemala; and Jupiter, a coastal resort town where many Jacaltecos have settled in Florida.
This film chronicles a story of how and why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home, and how people maintain families despite their travel. Because we are all immigrants, this is a universal human story, and a quintessential American one. All of us understand family.
"A powerful, personalized look at immigration, ethnic relations, xenophobia, and day labor, among other topical issues."—Booklist