Immigration

THE CROSSING
THE CROSSING

Middle Eastern Studies  Immigration  Political Science  Family Relations  Peace & Conflict  Criminal & Law  Terrorism Studies  Health  2017 

A firsthand account of one of the most dangerous journeys of our time, this timely, nail-biting documentary follows the grueling plight of a group of Syrian refugees as they cross the Mediterranean Sea and travel across Europe. The Crossing delivers a poignant portrayal of the immigrant experience by taking viewers where most documentaries seldom go and follows the group as they split up and struggle to build new lives in five different countries.

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

American Studies  American History  Criminal & Law  LGBTQ  2015  Political Science  Immigration 

This award-winning documentary tells the poignant story of Richard Adams and his husband, Tony Sullivan, who in 1975, became one of the first same-sex couples to be legally married in the world. Limited Partnership recounts their 40-year struggle to stay together as it parallels the history of the LGBT marriage and immigration equality movements.

LUCKY
LUCKY

2015  Puerto Rican Studies  New York City  Women's Studies  Urban Studies  Latino Studies  LGBTQ  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Executive produced by Steve James (The Interrupters, Life Itself), Lucky is an unforgettable portrait of a young Puerto Rican woman, a single mother, homeless, and struggling to find work, yet still passionately dreaming of true love and success. Filmed over six years, the film powerfully brings to light a myriad of social issues such as the flaws of foster care and social services, systemic poverty, urban blight, homelessness and LGBT discrimination.

AMERICAN ARAB
AMERICAN ARAB

Islamic Studies  American Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Kartemquin Films  2014  Immigration 

A provocative look at the complexities of Arab identity in post 9/11 America, American Arab interweaves filmmaker Usama Alshaibi's own story, and that of his family, as well as other Arab Americans to thoughtfully explore the values, passions, hopes and perceptions of his community, from inside and out.

YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT
YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT

Asian-American Studies  Asian Studies  American Studies  Urban Studies  Women's Studies  New York City  2014  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Blending autobiographical monologues, intimate conversations, and staged performances, Lynne Sachs' Your Day Is My Night documents the lives of Chinese immigrants sharing a "shift-bed" apartment in the heart of New York City's Chinatown, offering a deeply felt portrait of the Asian-American immigrant experience.

INOCENTE
INOCENTE

2013  Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Chicano Studies  Short Films  Women's Studies  Education  Directed by Women  Immigration 

2013 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject! The moving and inspiring story of a remarkable 15-year-old girl, homeless and undocumented, but fiercely pursuing her dream of becoming an artist. An essential documentary that confronts issues of teen homelessness, immigration and the importance of arts education in this country.

LA AMERICANA
LA AMERICANA

Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  American Studies  Criminal & Law  Labor Studies  New York City  2009  Immigration 

The story of a single mother forced to leave her ailing daughter in Bolivia in order to provide her with a better life is woven into the current debate over amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Winner of multiple awards at Latino film festivals, La Americana puts a human face on this timely and controversial issue.

THE LEAST OF THESE
THE LEAST OF THESE

Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Political Science  2009  Immigration 

A look at one of the most controversial aspects of American immigration policy: family detention. The Least of These brings to light the troubling conditions inside the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a former prison operated by a private corporation that is being used to house immigrant families.

THE NEW AMERICANS
THE NEW AMERICANS

2009  Chicano Studies  Kartemquin Films  Political Science  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  African Studies  African-American Studies  Immigration 

A landmark seven-hour documentary series, The New Americans follows the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants - from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, India, Nigeria and Palestine - to offer a kaleidoscopic picture of immigrant life in the U.S. Available for the first time in its entirety on DVD.

THE BETRAYAL
THE BETRAYAL

Cultural Studies  2009  New York City  Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Urban Studies  Political Science  Cinema Studies  Asian-American Studies  Asian Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

2009 Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature. Filmed over the course of 23 years, The Betrayal examines the collateral impact of America's secret war in Laos during Vietnam by chronicling one family's extraordinary journey from war-torn Laos to the streets of New York.

CHAGAS: a hidden affliction
CHAGAS: a hidden affliction

Latin-American Studies  Health  Immigration 

Chagas, sometimes referred to as "the AIDS of the poor," is a disease that affects nearly 20 million people worldwide, kills nearly 50,000 per year, but is practically unknown to the general public.

CROSSING ARIZONA
CROSSING ARIZONA

Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Chicano Studies  Immigration 

A Sundance festival favorite, Crossing Arizona offers a far-reaching and up-to-the-moment look at the hotly debated issue of illegal immigration, as captured at America's current flashpoint - the Arizona border.

RECALLING ORANGE COUNTY
RECALLING ORANGE COUNTY

Political Science  Latino Studies  Education  Cultural Studies  Chicano Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

An unflinching look inside the contentious recall of an immigrant rights activist in California, and the fierce conflict it sparked within the Latino community, between recent and assimilated immigrants, over what it means to be an American.

THE RESTORER
THE RESTORER

New York City  Economics  Anthropology  American Studies  Immigration 

The Restorer is an anthropological documentary about a Turkish-Armenian immigrant, Zeron Ayvazian, an antique rug restorer, living in New York City.

PARENTS OF THE YEAR
PARENTS OF THE YEAR

Family Relations  Women's Studies  Chicano Studies  Children & Young Adult  Education  Latino Studies  Sociology  Immigration 

Beginning every midnight for the past twenty-one years, Yolanda Garcia has scoured the alleys of Venice Beach, California.

BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM
BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM

African-American Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Basketball star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf caused a national stir when the NBA suspended him for refusing to stand during the national anthem because of his "Muslim conscience."

POINT OF ATTACK
POINT OF ATTACK

Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Point of Attack is a critically acclaimed, timely documentary that chronicles the post-9/11 racial profiling, large scale round-ups, detentions and mass deportations of Arab, Muslim and South Asian men as part of the government’s “War on Terrorism.”

THE AMERICAN DREAM: PUERTO RICANS AND MEXICANS IN NEW YORK
THE AMERICAN DREAM: PUERTO RICANS AND MEXICANS IN NEW YORK

Urban Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Puerto Rican Studies  New York City  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This documentary examines two migrant experiences, one from the Caribbean and one from Latin America, which comprise an important part of the Hispanic experience in New York.

THE UNAPOLOGETIC LIFE OF MARGARET RANDALL
THE UNAPOLOGETIC LIFE OF MARGARET RANDALL

Women's Studies  Sociology  Literature  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This portrait of Margaret Randall—activist, poet, writer, teacher and photographer—comes at a particularly appropriate time, as patriotism is being equated in some quarters with keeping silent about important issues.

CELTIC WAVES: THE FLOW OF IRISH EMIGRATION
CELTIC WAVES: THE FLOW OF IRISH EMIGRATION

Economics  Irish Studies  Sociology  Immigration 

This documentary explores the effects of 150 years of emigration trends on the culture of Ireland. It examines four specific time periods—the 1840s Famine, the turn of the twentieth century, the hostile 1950s, and the 1980s and 1990s, with the emergence of the 'Celtic Tiger' economy.

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