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October 2, 2015
It really makes you see how connected everything is and the cnsequences of the decisions of the past...
½ May 18, 2015
Superb documentary about the U.S' economical and political, as well as military involvement in Latin American countries. Organized country by country account, how the U.S got in mostly for economic benefits for multinational corps. and often proceeded to create coups, civil wars, and was a force to destabilize the regime. It often opened the door later, to refugees fleeing the bloodshed that U.S was responsible for. Prepare to shed tears.
½ November 15, 2014
Great documentary! 4.5 stars
October 24, 2013
Based on the excellent book of the same name, this documentary does a magnificent job of showing how US policy and involvement has harmed Latin American countries and created circumstances that led to migration. González believes "Americans won't tolerate injustice once they have the proper information" and contributes this informative documentary in hopes that he will be proven right.
July 16, 2013
I like how comprehensively it covers America's involvement throughout the hemisphere. That stuff is all really interesting and important history. But the idea that educating Americans on why people are illegally coming to America, showing them that its the result of America's wrongdoing, will convince any of these stubborn, shortsighted racists is just crazy. I'm reasonably sure that almost everyone who sees this either already agrees with what it's trying to sell, or will never agree but may still enjoy the history lesson.
March 5, 2013
Great documentary that explains through history, family, love and emotions how Immigration reform is truly needed in the U.S..
December 14, 2012
This is a great movie!! It not only shows where Latin Immigrants have come from, why they left their countries and their impact on this country.

A must watch for anyone connected to Latinos.
October 1, 2012
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.
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