Germany refuses to receive any more refugees. The only way to obtain citizenship is to survive the popular TV show 'Immigration Game'. Whoever participates as a 'Runner' will be abandoned on the outskirts of Berlin and must make their way to the television tower at Alexanderplatz. For a prize money every German citizen may chase and eventually kill the refugees entirely unpunished.
When Elena, a Russian immigrant studying in Miami and Carlos her Columbian boyfriend run out of legal options for staying in the U.S. the couple switch partners with Betty and Mike, an American couple who are also their best friends. All is well until the stress of keeping up appearances to their family members and a savvy immigration enforcement agent eventually begins to take its toll.
Why has it been so hard for Washington to fix our country's broken immigration system? In "Immigration Battle," a special two-hour feature film presentation from FRONTLINE and INDEPENDENT LENS, acclaimed independent filmmakers Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini take viewers behind closed doors in Washington's corridors of power to explore the political realities surrounding one of the country's most pressing and divisive issues.
The Immigration Paradox takes a critical and in depth look at one of the most divisive issues in human global history-immigration. After encountering an immigrant crossing the Arizona desert, Emmy Award Winner and Filmmaker Lourdes Lee Vasquez set out to understand why people would risk their lives to come to the U.S. Her quest takes a shocking twist when she musters enough courage to cross the line at a protest and has an encounter with whom she believed was her enemy. From there on her journey, spanning 7 years searching for answers and solutions to this complex social issue, takes her and the audience to places never before considered in the immigration debate.
Who Takes the Rap – Immigration covers the history of immigration law in Britain from 1903 to 1986. The film describes how different groups of immigrants arrived for work in the UK, only to find increasingly restrictive laws, which kept them in low-paid, unskilled work and identified them as ‘undesirable.’ Footage of the Garners’ Steak House strike and the Grunwick strike is included to show how these workers fought back against racism. Specific laws are examined, and the film includes interviews with a number of immigrant women. The voices of two female rappers provide commentary throughout.
A series of interviews with migrants from Mexico to the United States and the families they left behind.
Pepe Serna, our host, and familiar veteran actor takes us through the issues involved in the debate of undocumented immigration. Laredo, Texas has the largest inland (import & export) trade route in the USA, and is located right across the Rio Grande from Nuevo Laredo in Mexico. The combined population of the two Laredos is approximately 750,000. Most residents have family ties between the two cities. Laredoans express their views on undocumented immigration through their unique perspective: directly from the front line. Currently we have over twelve million undocumented immigrants living and working here in the United States; many of them crossed at this border region. Among the topics discussed are the border fence/wall debate, immigration laws, and racism. This documentary strives to make one reexamine their views on the topic of undocumented immigration.
SB-1070 will take your breath away. This motion picture depicts undocumented immigrants who go above and beyond to return in the State. After they have been deported to an unknown Island; they steal an airplane to get back in the US.
The volatile issue of illegal immigration and the continued conflict taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border are brought to life in the documentary BORDER WAR. Border War takes viewers into the smuggling tunnels of Nogales, Arizona, to the migrant halfway houses for deportees in Tijuana, Mexico as well as the Congressional corridors of power in the nation's capitol.
A first person documentary exploring how humans respond with strong emotions to conflict in a turbulent world.
As Brexit Britain prepares to draw up new rules on who is welcome here, Ian Hislop takes an entertaining and provocative look at the decades from the Victorian era to the First World War, when modern Britain introduced its first peacetime restrictions on immigration.
Moderator Michael Kinsley starts out by drawing attention to the text of the resolution: "Note that word 'all.' This debate is not just about securing America's borders against illegal aliens. It's about cutting the total number of immigrants, both illegal and legal." New and old arguments about race, personal freedom, xenophobia and government policy all come into discussion.
Powerful and revealing archive footage illustrates how immigration has affected European societies over the last 60 years. In a crowded train, young spaniards say goodbye while singing their native country. A Dutch minister, who has come to Morocco to recruit workers whom his "companies" demand, systematically eliminates graduates. Somewhere in Belgium, a laughing Turkish boy helps his flemish friend doing his home works. In Rotterdam, two young men with long hair set on fire home for foreign workers, after braking all of its windows. In Bradford, in front of burned cars and broken showcases, an Asian marchant deplores a "return of ten years". In Amsterdam, thousands of people pay tribute to the filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, who has just been murdered.