From The Other Side

2002, Movie, NR, 99 mins

From The Other Side
Depending on which side of the heavily patrolled yet still permeable Mexican-U.S. border you happen to be standing, the title of this poetic documentary essay from Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman refers either to the promise of prosperity or the threat of invasion. For many Mexicans, particularly those who gather in the Sonora border town of Agua Prieta and wait for their chance to enter Arizona, the "other side" is a land of abundant menial labor and relatively high wages — if they can survive the dangerous crossing. For certain residents of southwestern towns like Douglas, Ariz., and owners of the prosperous ranches that sprawl across the surrounding plains, the ...
Released: 2002 Rated: NR Length: 99 mins

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