Monday, October 23, 2006

New Film Exposes Mexican Migrants Living in Third World Conditions Amongst Wealthy San Diego, CA Neighborhoods

Award winning filmmaker, John Carlos Frey’s new documentary “The Invisible Mexicans of Deer Canyon” exposes the subhuman conditions thousands of undocumented immigrants endure as they work to maintain the multi-million dollar homes and businesses of San Diego, CA. Over two thousand laborers, mostly from central and southern Mexico, live without running water, electricity or sanitation in the clandestine canyons of northern San Diego County. Cost of living in the area is exorbitant so the migrants have built shacks made of plastic tarps, cardboard and scrap lumber. They live outdoors hidden in hillsides and dense vegetation. They provide a cheap source of labor for the rapidly growing local neighborhoods. Frey spent over a year living with and getting to know the migrants featured in the film. He followed them to work at construction sites, local farms and five star resorts. He accompanied them to Sunday services at a clandestine outdoor chapel built by the migrants deep in the heart of the canyon. He tracked their desperate circumstances as local citizens and law enforcement continued to demolish the migrant shacks and push them further from local neighborhoods. “The Invisible Mexicans of Deer Canyon” is a never before seen expose of migrant life and the untold side of the immigration debate. The film is now available on DVD with half of all proceeds to benefit charitable organizations. Total running time: 73 minutes. http://www.invisiblemexicans.com

KJ

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