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|Named Person:||Eugenia González; Maria Yañez; Carmela Rico; Laura Almanza Cruz|
|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.|
|Credits:||Cinematography, Heather Courtney, ReneÌ PenÌaloza GalvaÌn ; 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.|
|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).|
"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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Educational Media Reviews Online (1)
(EMRO user published 2007-06-18 )
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, âWhat is it about the...
- González, Eugenia.
- Yañez, Maria.
- Rico, Carmela.
- Almanza Cruz, Laura.
- Women -- Mexico -- Biography.
- Foreign workers, Mexican -- United States -- Biography.
- Women -- Mexico -- Social conditions.
- Women -- Mexico -- Economic conditions.
- Globalization -- Mexico.
- Mexico -- Emigration and immigration.
- United States -- Emigration and immigration.
- Mexico -- Social conditions -- 1970-
- Mexico -- Economic conditions -- 1994-