THE AMERICAN DREAM and TRAILS OF HOPE AND TERROR
An immigrant goes to New York in search of a better life only to realize the reality of the American Dream is not all he had expected. Now he has to choose between staying and trying to make money for his family, or being present with his family. In Trails of Hope and Terror the question of America’s immigration dilemma is explored from an academic and scholarly manner, while maintaining accessibility for the viewer. Filmmakers traveled to the U.S. border five times to walk the desert and interview humanitarian groups, social workers, legal professionals, the undocumented, and anti-immigration protesters. Rather than simplistically scapegoating the immigrant, the documentary explores the historical events that contributed to the movements of Mexicans and Central Americans northward.
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