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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 58 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 2010
Available in French: No

An uplifting story about Jupiter, Florida's humane response to an influx of day laborers from Jacaltenango, Guatemala.
 
Brother Towns is a story of two towns linked by immigration, family, and work: Jacaltenango, a highland Maya town in Guatemala; and Jupiter, a coastal resort town where many Jacaltecos have settled in Florida.
 
Brother Towns chronicles a story of how and why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home, and how people maintain families despite their travel. Because we are all immigrants, this is a universal human story, and a quintessential American one. All of us understand family.
 
Brother Towns is also a story of local and international controversy. News of undocumented immigrants is familiar in nearly every community across the U.S., and citizens must choose how they respond to this issue.
 
Our story includes voices of those opposed to undocumented immigrants as well as advocates helping migrants who seek work and hope, whether documented or not.

"...Highly recommended for collections and a must have for those desiring a deeper appreciation of all sides of this critical issue."
- Patricia McGee, Tennessee Technology University,
Educational Media Reviews Online


NOTE
Three versions are available on the DVD, a bilingual version and versions in Spanish and English.
Both the English and Spanish versions have SDH captions available in their respective languages, but the bilingual version is not captioned for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.


Awards:
Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film + Video Festival

Screened at:
Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival, American Anthropological Association Meeting
Latin American Studies Association Film Festival
Cucalorus Film Festival
Kent Film Festival
Latin American Film Festival (NC)
American Public Health Association Film Festival
Cine Las Americas
Gainesville Latino Film Festival


Links:
www.brothertowns.com/
 



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