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Letters from the Other Side

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 14 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Interpersonal Relationships, Social Issues


With her muckraking documentary Letters from the Other Side, social activist filmmaker Heather Courtney probes aggressively the issue of illegal Mexican immigration into the U.S., as it damages, and in some cases destroys, the lives of the women and children left behind - "the survivors." As an emotional catalyst, Courtney makes visual and aural recordings of the women and children, and plays them for the men in the States (filming the men to gauge their reactions), then does the opposite - for an...more