9 Movies and TV Shows Tackling Immigration

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It’s an uncertain and dangerous time for immigrants in this country. With immigration getting so much media attention, we sometimes focus more on statistics and laws than the immigrant experience itself. These films, documentaries, and TV shows shine light on both the struggles of immigration as well as how such seemingly insurmountable obstacles can still hold hope for the future.

Sin Nombre

Centering on the unlikely encounter of a young girl escaping Honduras with her family and a rough and tumble gang member with his clan, Sin Nombre takes a close up look at the complex nature of immigration. Stark differences are put aside as the two journey through to Mexico with hopes of crossing the southern border of the United States. Described by critics as “sensitive, insightful and deeply authentic,” and with a 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, you won’t want to miss this. It’s available for viewing on iTunes and Amazon video.

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