Getting to the Other Side
00:00 - 04:55
4m 55s

Carlos crosses the border without proper identification, but with the help of 2 college students. The scary encounter is only the start of his tiresome journey to find his mom in America.


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Rosario and Maya are heading to work on the bus. The morning radio broadcast gives insight about policies in the early 2000's that affected the lifestyles of undocumented immigrants, some that are still relevant today.
The main character shows the dangers immigrants are willing to put themselves through to live a better life, such as risking their freedom to crossover to America.
Carlos has a part time job helping people get into America even if they do not have the proper paperwork. Mexican-Americans offer their services, but friction is displayed between the 2 cultures.
Parallels between Carlos and his mom's day, depicting the work they do (field work v.s. domestic help) and gender differences in the jobs available to them.
Enrique helps Carlos understand his complicated feelings and puts into perspective why Carlos's mom had to leave him with his grandma in Mexico to work in America.