From The Other Side
Icarus Films • 1h 39m
Directed by Chantal Akerman • Documentary • 2002 • 99 minutes
With her unmistakable style Chantal Akerman ("Arguably the most important European director of her generation."—J. Hoberman, The Village Voice) explores the border between the United States and Mexico.
For years immigrants passed through San Diego, but cutting-edge technologies have helped stem the flow of illegal immigration there. This leaves only the mountains and deserts of Arizona for those desperate enough to try their luck. And it is here that Akerman shifts her focus, between Agua Prieta, Sonora, and Douglas, Arizona, and the desert in between.
Mixing evocative landscapes with interviews with the families of immigrants, American sheriffs, fearful locals, and advocates, FROM THE OTHER SIDE is "A spare, painterly and scrupulously unsentimental look. Both eerily beautiful and filled with a quiet compassion."—Dave Kehr, The New York Times
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