From the Other Side

Director: Chantal Akerman
Belgium/France / 2002 / 99 min
In Spanish and English with English subtitles

With her unmistakable style, Chantal Akerman explores the border between the United States and Mexico. For years immigrants passed through San Diego, but cutting-edge technologies have helped stem the flow of illegal immigration there. This leaves only the mountains and deserts of Arizona for those desperate enough to try their luck. And it is here that Akerman shifts her focus, between Agua Prieta, Sonora, and Douglas, Arizona, and the desert in between.