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Title Life on the line [dvd] : coming of age between nations / a film by Jen Gilomen & Sally Rubin ; produced by Sally Rubin & Jen Gilomen
Published New York : New Day Films, [2014]
 Rodman Main Ad Non-Fiction DVD  973.046 L722    AVAILABLE
Descript 1 videodisc (26:40 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Content two-dimensional moving image tdi
Media video v
Carrier videodisc vd
Descript NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Tech Details DVD-R, NTSC
Language In Spanish and English with English subtitles
Performer(S) Kimberly Torrez, Vanessa Torrez, Rick Torrez
Credits Cinematography, Jen Gilomen ; editing, Sally Rubin ; music and animation, Jason Cirimele
Note Closed captioned in English
"As seen on PBS"--Container
Originally produced in 2014; copyright held by Fine Line Films. Broadcast on PBS Sept. 2014, presented by Eight Arizona PBS (KAET) in Phoenix
Summary " After fourteen years of living undocumented in the U.S., Vanessa Torrez crossed into Mexico when visiting her dying mother, and as the only family member without U.S. citizenship, was not allowed to return to her family in the U.S. So the Torrez family left everything behind and moved to Nogales, Sonora, committed to remaining together. Now, while the family lives in a dilapidated public housing compound at a dangerous border crossing, Kimberly must cross the border daily on foot to go to school in the U.S. Meanwhile, her father, Rick, finds himself unemployed, stricken with Hepatitis C, and in dire need of a liver transplant. Vanessa travels to Juarez to obtain the visa that will allow her to live in the U.S. with her children if her husband dies. Told through the eyes of adolescent Kimberly over the year in which her family is forced to straddle two countries, Life on the Line offers an intimate story from a quintessentially American place, illuminating the changing face of America and the impact of our immigration policies through the story of one girl and her family"-- Film website
Subject Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions
Mexican-American Border Region -- Emigration and immigration
Mexican-American Border Region -- Social conditions
Genre Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Subject DVD videodiscs
Alt Author Gilomen, Jennifer, film producer, film director
Rubin, Sally, film producer, film director
Fine Line Films, production company
KAET-TV (Television station : Tempe, Ariz.), presenter
New Day Films, film distributor
Add Title Coming of age between nations
ISBN 9781574484649

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