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Crossing Arizona
     

Crossing Arizona

Director: Dan DeVivo, Joseph Mathew

Cast: Mike Wilson, Byrd Baylor

 
The grim realities of illegal immigration in the American Southwest is the subject of this documentary from filmmaker Joseph Matthew. Since the '90s, the number of illegal aliens making their way into the United States from Mexico and Central America has been growing, with many crossing into America across the Arizona desert. The passage is a dangerous one, and

Overview

The grim realities of illegal immigration in the American Southwest is the subject of this documentary from filmmaker Joseph Matthew. Since the '90s, the number of illegal aliens making their way into the United States from Mexico and Central America has been growing, with many crossing into America across the Arizona desert. The passage is a dangerous one, and hundreds of illegals have died en route due to heat exposure and dehydration. However, while there is a general agreement that this is a problem that must be dealt with, there are a wide variety of opinions about what should be done. On one hand, Mike Wilson is a Native American activist who scatters jugs of water along commonly used paths in the desert, believing most of the aliens are victims of economic circumstance and do not deserve to die. On the other end of the scale sits Chris Simcox, who has established a citizen patrol group called "the Minutemen" who guard the Mexico/Arizona border with their own weapons. Filmmaker Matthew allows a number of representatives from all sides of this debate to speak their mind and examines the political and social circumstances that have led to the wave of undocumented immigrants and the common concern that the death toll in the deserts must be stopped. Crossing Arizona premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
UPC:
0883629578729
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Passion River
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:15:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike Wilson Participant
Byrd Baylor Participant
Chris Simcox Participant
Manuela Martinez Participant
Alexis Mazon Participant
Isabel Garcia Participant
Robin Hoover Participant
John Fife Participant
Ray Ybarra Participant
Ray Borane Participant
Racquel Goldsmith Participant
Adam Adame Participant

Technical Credits
Dan DeVivo Director,Editor,Producer
Joseph Mathew Director,Camera Operator
Kim Connell Executive Producer
Mike Dillinberger Sound/Sound Designer
Christina Kaufman Editor
Laurie MacMillan Leddy Editor
Joel Pomeroy Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crossing Arizona
1. Chapter 1 [3:11]
2. Chapter 2 [1:35]
3. Chapter 3 [6:32]
4. Chapter 4 [3:49]
5. Chapter 5 [8:00]
6. Chapter 6 [3:34]
7. Chapter 7 [4:25]
8. Chapter 8 [3:55]
9. Chapter 9 [8:17]
10. Chapter 10 [8:12]
11. Chapter 11 [4:30]
12. Chapter 12 [2:32]
13. Chapter 13 [12:39]
14. Chapter 14 [2:41]
15. Chapter 15 [2:43]

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