Discussion – Contemporary Immigration Films

Posted: July 16, 2011
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DIRTY PRETTY THINGS takes in inside look at the harsh realities of immigration, a universal phenomenon in today’s world. What’s your favorite contemporary immigration film?

Richard Peña recommends Philippe Lioret’s WELCOME (a Reel 13 indie!) – he feels film offers an interesting, moving approach to the subject.

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  • tee

    I saw Dirty Pretty Things on DVD but was glad to see it again tonight. I loved this film and everyone involved in its making. My other favorite film about immigration is The Visitor which I also saw on DVD>

  • vmerton

    I’m interested in putting together an immigration film festival at an NYC law school — looking for suggestions in addition to these:

    Bend It Like Beckham
    Brother from Another Planet
    Chasing Freedom
    El Norte
    Golden Venture
    Hester Street
    The Immigrant
    In America
    Lost Boys of Sudan
    Maria Full of Grace
    Mississippi Masala
    Sin Nombre
    The Terminal
    Under The Same Moon
    The Visitor

  • Princess of Peace

    Two films by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu have immigration themes. They are Babel and Biutiful. Also, a film out in theaters now, A Better Life, is about immigrants.

  • Bentley

    Goodbye Solo.

  • joseph kelly

    best …FYA