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Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini direct Farmingville, a documentary about a suburban community torn apart by illegal immigration. In 2000, a conflict erupted resulting in the deaths of two Mexican workers at the hands of white men. The next year, Sandoval -- a former New York lawyer with no filmmaking experience -- moved to the Farmingville area of Long Island to make the film. He and Tambini attempt to present both sides of the issue in order to make a balanced argument. Farmingville is
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A thoughtful, old-school documentary.
Farmingville doggedly taps into the larger forces at work, including government disregard of an escalating problem, and offers only the smallest glimmer of hope that the two sides can work things out through ingenuity and compromise.
The documentary Farmingville explores questions about hatred, tolerance and the future of labor and immigration law in America.
With the intervening events of 9/11 and the Patriot Act, the subject of what happened in Farmingville - and what would have happened, had it happened now -- are more relevant than ever.
Sandoval and Tambini's timid document attends mostly to a handful of loudmouths and moments of local legislation.
This searing documentary argues against the use of near-slave level migrant labor, implying that the United States' economy would collapse without it.
It's fun to watch the increasingly delusional loudmouth hausfraus wrap themselves in a big pre-9/11 flag while they complain about being unable to let their kids go outside.
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