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Letters from the other side

Author: Heather CourtneyEugenia GonzálezMaria YañezCarmela RicoLaura Almanza CruzAll authors
Publisher: [Harriman, N.Y.] : New Day Films, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Spanish : Standard formatView all editions and formats
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"Interweaves video letters carried across the U.S./Mexico border by [filmmaker Heather Courtney] with the personal stories of women left behind in post-NAFTA Mexico, giving voice to 4 amazing women who feel the effects of failed immigration and trade policies on a daily basis. Focusing on a side of the immigration story rarely told by the media or touched upon in our national debate, LETTERS offers a fresh  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biography
Named Person: Eugenia González; Maria Yañez; Carmela Rico; Laura Almanza Cruz
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Courtney; Eugenia González; Maria Yañez; Carmela Rico; Laura Almanza Cruz; Front Porch Films.; KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station); Independent Television Service.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting.; New Day Films.
Language Note: Dialogue in Spanish, with yellow English subtitles & white English intertitles.
OCLC Number: 70546752
Credits: Cinematography, Heather Courtney, René Peñaloza Galván ; edited by Kyle Henry and Sandra Guardado ; original music written and performed by Alex Chavez.
Performer(s): Featuring Eugenia González, Maria Yañez, Carmela Rico, Laura Almanza Cruz.
Description: 1 videodisc (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: produced and directed by Heather Courtney ; a co-production of Front Porch Films and KERA, Dallas/Ft. Worth, in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS).

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"Interweaves video letters carried across the U.S./Mexico border by [filmmaker Heather Courtney] with the personal stories of women left behind in post-NAFTA Mexico, giving voice to 4 amazing women who feel the effects of failed immigration and trade policies on a daily basis. Focusing on a side of the immigration story rarely told by the media or touched upon in our national debate, LETTERS offers a fresh perspective, painting a complex portrait of families torn apart by economics, communities dying at the hands of globalization, and governments incapable or unwilling to do anything about it"--Container.
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Letters from the Other Side

(EMRO user published 2007-06-18 ) Very Good Permalink
Director Heather Courtney puts a twist on immigrant letters by making them video letters. She videotapes interviews with women in rural Mexico abandoned by husbands and sons who originally went to el Norte seeking work that would support those left behind. One of the women asks, “What is it about the...
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