Letters From The Other Side

Heather Courtney
2005, 75 min
www.sidestreetfilms.com
West Coast Premiere

Women's Building Sun, May 14, 1p Buy
Little Roxie Tues, May 16, 7p


“A much-needed examination of the collateral damage of illegal immigration, Letters gives voice to the women and children left behind” -Variety

After millions of Mexican men have left to risk their lives for dollars, once-traditional Mexican women must now lead a new kind of life. This standout doc weaves together video letters carried across the border with intimate stories told by the women themselves. Eugenia Gonzales, in particular, leaves a lasting impression as a woman trying to create a career, keep her family together, and give her daughter the ‘sweet 15’ party she’s always wanted.

 

Preceded by:

Red Roses

Madhuri Mohindar & Vaishali Sinha
2006, 17 min


Set in a South Asian beauty parlor in Queens, New York, Red Roses is a sociological portrait of women negotiating between the cross currents of two cultures.

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