On Tuesday night, Trump addressed the nation on prime time to continue making his case for the construction of a wall on the US/Mexico border. The facts paint a different picture. The number of people caught trying to cross illegally is at a 20-year low, yet there has been an increase in families and children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras coming to the US fleeing poverty and extreme violence.
As the government shutdown stretches into its third week, the administration continues to push its zero-tolerance immigration policy, and thousands of children seeking asylum are held in detention centers, we invite you to explore the moving stories below that offer a stark reminder of why many immigrants risk everything to come here. These powerful films about the real lives of people on both sides of the border are essential viewing for all Americans who want to understand this growing crisis.
Purchase any of the films below for $99 each
One Undocumented Teen's Story
The Dangerous Journey of Three Salvadoran Women to the U.S.
A Portrait of Migrant Life Along the U.S.-Mexican Border
The Challenges Facing an Undocumented College Student
The Human Casualties of the Drug War in Mexico
The Search for Disappeared Children in El Salvador
The Struggles of Mexican American Migrants to Educate their Children
To purchase any of the films above for $99 each, call 212-925-0606 x 3600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention promo code BEYONDTHEWALL when placing your order. This offer expires 2/15/19 and cannot be combined with any other offer.
From cutting-edge documentaries that give depth to today's headlines to smart, stunning films that push artistic and intellectual boundaries in all genres, Women Make Movies (WMM), a non-profit feminist social enterprise based in New York, is the world's leading distributor of independent films by and about women. Our Production Assistance Program assists women directors with their productions from concept through completion with fiscal sponsorship, consultations and other technical assistance. We work with creative, ground-breaking films which win awards at festivals around the world. Films and filmmakers we have supported have been nominated for or won Academy® Awards in 12 of the past 13 years.