This documentary was informative, especially for consumers of mainstream American press who may have not been exposed to this perspective. It comes off as pretty biased, with a definite viewpoint, but no one said a documentary had to be objective. The American media certainly isn't. The perspective is from those whose voices are not commonly featured- Latino immigrants from a diversity of countries. Some nuances about the impact of immigrant migration and the consequences of U.S. foreign policy were not explored or even mentioned, but the documentary does a good job of sparking enough interest to encourage further reading. Which really was the point. The viewer is being encouraged to not make assumptions about immigrants before becoming more knowledgeable about the history and factors that have created the current immigration situation.
The art direction is really wonderful. Images pop off of the screen, and there are some really nice statistics and captions that drive the point home.