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It's no great surprise that making your way into the United States as an illegal alien can be a dangerous business, but for many getting close enough to the border to make the jump is one of the riskiest parts of the journey. A significant number of undocumented immigrants are from Central America and they must cross through Mexico in order to reach the American border. Filmmaker Rebecca Cammisa follows a handful of youngsters as they make their way across the continent with the United States as their ultimate goal in the documentary Which Way Home. Many of the kids travel by train, hopping rides on a rattletrap line known to locals as "The Beast." This is dangerous enough, with the youngsters riding on top of the cars or holding onto the sides when they can't find an open boxcar, but that's hardly the only risk they face, as violence and criminal predators lay in wait for them along the load road into Mexico and the land of their dreams. Which Way Home was an official selection at Toronto's 2009 Hot Docs Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rebecca Cammisa Best Documentary Feature 2009 Nominee

Cast

Crew

Rebecca Cammisa
Director
Rebecca Cammisa
Producer
Rebecca Cammisa
Cinematographer
Eric Goethals
Cinematographer
Lorenzo Hagerman
Cinematographer
James Lavino
Composer (Music Score)
Alberto Iglesias
Composer (Music Score)
Madeleine Gavin
Editor
Eric Goethals
Editor
Pax Wassermann
Editor
Alberto Iglesias
Associate Producer
James Lavino
Associate Producer
John Malkovich
Executive Producer
Russell Smith
Executive Producer
Bette Cerf Hill
Executive Producer
Lianne Halfon
Executive Producer
Bristol Baughan
Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins
Executive Producer
Jesus Sanchez Padilla
Sound/Sound Designer
Alberto Iglesias
Additional Music
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