In the desolate borderlands of the American Southwest, hundreds of undocumented immigrants die every year while attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico. In response, ...
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In the desolate borderlands of the American Southwest, hundreds of undocumented immigrants die every year while attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico. In response, volunteers are caching water supplies along the migratory trails and others are imagining cell phones running geo-poetic trail-finding software promising to lead migrants to water. Through the voices of those who have crossed, those who have failed, and those who are trying to prevent more deaths, a complex picture of the immigration crisis emerges.Written by
Bryce Clayton Newell (Director)
There have been cries for increased border enforcement for at least the last twenty years. Even though increased enforcement has not measurably reduced the undocumented population in the United States, it has had unfortunate collateral consequences -- thousands of deaths of migrants along the U.S./Mexico border. The Tinaja Trail tells the stories of the migrants, some who made it and others who did not; as a group, the immigrants from Mexico are frequently marginalized as "illegal aliens" deserving of their fates. By so doing, the film brings humanity to our thinking about immigration in 21st century America. I enthusiastically recommend The Tinaja Trail to anyone interested in immigration, civil rights, and human rights.
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