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The Resource Life on the line, by Cactus Media, (electronic resource)

Life on the line, by Cactus Media, (electronic resource)

Label
Life on the line
Title
Life on the line
Statement of responsibility
by Cactus Media
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Summary
Every year thousands of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala leave their families and homes in Central America in their attempt to make a life for themselves in "El Norte" (the U.S.). Staking everything they own on a one-way trip to the promised land, they encounter police abuse, robbery, extortion, rape and even murder at the hands of Mexicans. Ironically, Mexicans face similar hardships when they try to enter the U.S. illegally. This powerful documentary tells the stories of the desperate Central American men, women and children who put their lives on the line for a dream they can never be sure to reach. As they journey north through Tabasco and Veracruz, traveling along the tracks of the train known as "The Beast, these migrants are treated not as human beings but as a profitable industry. Cristina, a Honduran woman, had left her daughter behind in the hope of finding a job in the U.S. that would let her send money back to her family. She got stopped at the border, when Mexican authorities wouldn't let her leave until she could pay the "coyotes" (people smugglers). She finally made it to Houston, where she started working. Since the film was made, the trains leaving Chiapas for the north were suspended and thousands of migrants were stranded in Chiapas without food or money. Military forces and police dealt with the situation by means of massive deportations and human rights violations
Awards note
Best Short Film, Al Jazeera Film Festival, 2008
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
Spanish, subtitles in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cactus Media
Runtime
32
Series statement
Criminal justice and public safety in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Central America
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Life on the line, by Cactus Media, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1641738
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641738/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (32 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211536
  • (OCoLC)794307732
Video recording format
other
Label
Life on the line, by Cactus Media, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1641738
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641738/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (32 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211536
  • (OCoLC)794307732
Video recording format
other

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