Coming to America

  • From The Other Side

    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 thr...

  • The Great Flood

    Directed by Bill Morrison • Documentary • 2013 • 80 minutes

    The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its earthen embankments in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles. Part of its legacy was ...

  • Who's Next?

    Directed by Nancy Cooperstein Charney • Documentary • 2019 • 88 minutes

    WHO'S NEXT? examines how the lives of Muslim-Americans have been affected in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. It focuses on six Muslim families — citizens and long-time legal residents — from diverse co...

  • Brother Towns / Pueblos Hermanos

    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 f...

  • Inner Borderlines

    Directed by Luis Mancha • Documentary • With Leo Chavez, María Herrera-Sobek, Francisco Lomelí, Belinda Campos, Raúl Fernandez, Mario García, Ellen McCracken, Eleanor Guzman • 2014 • 72 minutes

    Inner Borderlines follows Alejandro Morales around Southern California as he explores a variety of top...

  • East of Salinas

    Directed by Laura Pacheco, Jackie Mow • Documentary • 2016 • 53 minutes

    EAST OF SALINAS begins with 3rd grader Jose telling us what he wants to be when he grows up. His parents work from sun up to sun down in the heart of California's 'Steinbeck Country,' the Salinas Valley. With little support ...

  • The Other Side of The Wall

    Directed by Pau Ortiz • Documentary • 2017 • 68 minutes

    As their mother is imprisoned under dubious charges, and the father is non-existent, Ale (18) and Rocio (13) are faced with the greatest challenge possible. They promise each other to keep the family together - especially for their smaller ...

  • Rain in a Dry Land

    Directed by Anne Makepeace • Documentary • 2006 • 82 minutes

    In 2004, thirteen thousand Somali Bantu refugees realized their dream of coming to America. They are now living in fifty cities across the country, becoming the largest African group from a single minority to settle in the United State...

  • Still Waters

    Directed by Peter Gordon • Documentary • 2018 • 79 minutes

    A remarkable one-room school in Brooklyn is facing a tough year. It's the run up to the US presidential election and anti-Latino rhetoric is ramped up—an extra source of tension for a hard-pressed Hispanic community already threatened by...