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Columns

Wednesday, October 26 2011

The Celestial Railroad: Shifting Debates on the Immigrant Experience in 'Sin Nombre'

Illegal immigration is a hotly contested topic in American society and politics. Sin Nombre opens up important questions about migration that documentaries often ignore: there is no such monolithic category as "the immigrant", and migration is not solely an economic decision.


Blogs

Friday, April 8 2011

I am (Gothic) Woman, Hear Me (Meekly) Roar!: 'Jane Eyre' (2011)

While it may not be fair to disrespect a film for being forged out of well worn facets, this latest Jane Eyre can't help but suffer. It's not a failure, it's just not a revelation worthy of a revisit.


News

Thursday, April 30 2009

‘Sin Nombre' director set out to depict a different type of illegal-immigration story

It was a horrific image in the modern immigration saga - May 15, 2003, 19 immigrants left locked in a truck trailer in Victoria, Texas, died. "That got


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