Friday, March 22, 2013

At the Movies: Frontier Youth

Frontier Youth
Courtesy of Frontier Youth website

A short documentary, Frontier Youth, explores immigration and border issues on an intimate human scale. Its three characters are young people growing up in Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Mexico – neighboring border towns defined by undocumented migration, deportation, and an increasingly militarized border. Frontier Youth is unique in viewing these issues through the perspective of young adults on both sides of the border.

As the United States moves towards immigration reform, it is a perfect time for students to discuss the human impact of likely policy changes, such as a path to citizenship for undocumented residents and ever-tightening border security.

At 16 minutes, the film is a perfect length for classroom use. 


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