- Public Affairs, Social Issues, Politics, Minorities, and Human Rights
When nine-year-old Carla suffers a life-threatening accident, her mother, Carmen, must leave her behind and make the dangerous and illegal journey from Bolivia to the U.S., where she hopes to earn enough to save her daughterâ€™s life. Working in New York to support Carlaâ€™s medical needs, Carmen struggles in vain to legalize her immigration status, and wrestles with the prospect of never seeing her daughter again. Then, after six years of separation, Congress proposes â€œamnestyâ€ legislation that could allow Carmen and Carla to be reunited at last...
An intimate and heartbreaking story, La Americana shows how immigration policy affects families on both sides of the border, putting a human face on this timely and controversial issue. Winner of multiple awards at film festivals across the country, La Americana is now being used as the centerpiece for a nationwide campaign to engage and inspire audiences to dialogue about immigrantsâ€™ rights and immigration reform.
- Nicholas Bruckman ... Director
- Prod. Co.
- People's Television
- United States
- Release year
- Best Documentary: NY Latino Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival, Cine Las Amerias Film Festival, Orlando Hispanic Film Festival, Ojai Film Festival
- US Educational Sales: Cinema Guild
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