In Sixth Section, we meet a
group of immigrant workers in Newburgh, New York,
determined to improve living conditions in their native
village in Mexico. Their ability to organize themselves
into a trans-national "hometown association" and then to
send money home gives them not only economic power but
also a measure of political influence.
Dream Deferred is a
documentary about a group of high-school kids from
immigrant families in Boston. Their parents do not have
legal papers, so many of these high-achievers are unable
to apply for financial aid and therefore unable to attend
college. Is this an acceptable state of affairs? What, if
anything, can be done about it? Come watch the film, meet
some of the kids, and talk to the director.