Friday, February 29, 2008

Movies, Books, & Games


This list is not comprehensive and we hope you provide us with more recommendations based on the immigrant experience.

Movies
30 Days (Documentary where a Minuteman spends 30 days with an undocumented family)
Crossing Over (Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Sean Penn, etc- coming out in 2009)
Dirty Pretty Things (Undocumented Immigrants in the UK)
Goal! The Dream Begins (suggested by Fash, Undocumented Youth in U.S. dreams of becoming a soccer star)
In America (Undocumented Irish Family in New York)
Joy Luck Club(Chinese Immigrant Mothers and their Daughters)
Spellbound (Kid Friendly, about the national spelling bee, participants tend to be the children of immigrants)
Sweet Land(about a German immigrant after world war 2)
Under the Same Moon (Kid Friendly, about an undocumented child searching for his mother)

Books
Devils Highway (review by yave)
Documented Dreams
Nation of Immigrants by JFK (suggested by CitizenOrange)
What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng (review by yave)
White Flight (suggested by John)
They Take Our Jobs! (suggested by Fash)
Chronicles of a Nomad: Memoirs of an Immigrant


Games

2 comments:

Fash said...

A couple more suggestions:

Books: They Take Our Jobs by Aviva Chomsky

Movies: Goal! The Dream Begins (it has a DREAMer in it and everything)

Damn Mexicans said...

I found this in the times today
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/underthesamemoon/

I can't wait until it hits the theaters.