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La Americana

Directed by Nicholas Bruckman
One Continent. Two Countries. A World Apart.
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Genre
Public Affairs, Social Issues, Politics, Minorities, and Human Rights
Synopsis

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 daughter’s life. Working in New York to support Carla’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 “amnesty” 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 immigrants’ rights and immigration reform.

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Production Details

Prod. Co.
People's Television
Country
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Awards
Best Documentary: NY Latino Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival, Cine Las Amerias Film Festival, Orlando Hispanic Film Festival, Ojai Film Festival
Distribution
US Educational Sales: Cinema Guild

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