Letters From The Other SideHeather Courtney
2005, 75 min
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.
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.