ITVS Presents BEYOND THE BORDER- Más Allá de la Frontera
companion website to BEYOND THE BORDER
a documentary that traces the painful transition made by four sons in the Ayala
family who leave their family in Mexico to seek "una vida mejor" (a
better life) in
Kentucky, where they fight cultural, class and language barriers.
Find out about the contemporary immigrant experience through the
story of the Ayala family. Understand the complexities surrounding
their immigration experiences, including responsibility to family in
both the U.S. and Mexico, and in their community and culture.
Using video clips and accompanying text, learn all about the Ayala
brothers and how they struggle to adjust to their new communities
both socially and professionally. Discover how they have become an
integral part of the growing Latino community in Kentucky.
Learn the issues and challenges surrounding immigration from Mexico
to the United States, including class and language barriers, the
consequences of the Federal government’s militarization of the
American border and recent statistics on those crossing the border
Discuss issues presented throughout the site on Mexican-American
immigration, labor issues, the importance of family and more.
Learn about filmmakers Eren McGinnis and Ari Palos.
Check out extensive resource links to organizations, books, videos and articles
on immigration and border crossing issues.
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