WHICH WAY HOME

MONDAY, November 2. 7 pm. Campus Cinema. Witherspoon Student Center. North Carolina State University (NCSU). Raleigh, NC 

Official Opening, 2009 NC Latin American Film Festival


WHICH WAY HOME. Rebecca Cammisa (USA-Mexico, 2009). 90 min.

Each year, thousands of Latin American migrants travel hundreds of miles to the US, with many making their way on the tops of freight trains. Roughly 5% of those traveling alone are children. As the US continues to debate immigration reform, the documentary Which Way Home looks at the issue through the eyes of children who face the harrowing journey through Mexico with enormous courage and resourcefulness. Putting a human face on the immigration issue, director Rebecca Cammisa (director of the CINEMAX documentary Sister Helen) reveals some of the reasons kids resort to drastic and dangerous measures, among them: bringing an end to long-term separation from their parents; escaping life on the streets; lack of jobs or educational opportunities at home; and hopes of a better life north of the border.

An official selection at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Spanish and English with subtitles

 

Movie homepage with trailer:  http://www.hbo.com/docs/docuseries/whichwayhome/