The Other Side of Immigration is a documentary film that presents interviews with men and women from the Mexican countryside about the root causes of undocumented immigration. I directed the film, and for the past 18 months, have had the opportunity to present and discuss it at venues around the country. In my travels, I am constantly meeting and learning from people who, in some capacity, are involved with the immigration issue. I also teach courses on immigration in New York City and am beginning work on a new documentary film (more about this in the coming months).
At least a couple times a week, I will update this site with posts about what I am learning in my travels and my research. I will also discuss developments in the immigration debate, share profiles of people involved in the immigration issue, and publish reviews of theories, books, films, and other immigration-related publications. Finally, I will invite people who are involved with the immigration issue–from immigrants, to leading experts/researchers, to educators, employers, policymakers, writers, filmmakers, etc.–to contribute short pieces to this site about their work and perspectives on this critical social, political, cultural, and economic phenomenon. Please subscribe, tell your friends about this project, and check back often. Feel free to email me anytime (email@example.com)
Roy Germano, Ph.D.