Alambrista and the U. S. -Mexico Border Film, Music, and Stories of Undocumented Immigrants

ISBN-10: 0826333761
ISBN-13: 9780826333766
Edition: 2004
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Description: Book, DVD and CD. Robert M Young's critically acclaimed 110-minute film Alambrista (1977) depicts the harsh realities of Mexican life on both sides of the border. Following the birth of his first child, a young Mexican slips across the border into  More...

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 7/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 231
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Book, DVD and CD. Robert M Young's critically acclaimed 110-minute film Alambrista (1977) depicts the harsh realities of Mexican life on both sides of the border. Following the birth of his first child, a young Mexican slips across the border into the United States in search of the American dream for himself and his family. He finds heartbreak, exploitation, and disappointment, but also friendship, affection, and help along the way. When first released, Alambrista received critical praise and a number of awards, including a Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. For the University of New Mexico Press release, a distinguished group of scholars has packaged a new director's cut of the film with a book of essays devoted to immigration and the US-Mexican borderlands. These scholars include Albert Camarillo, Richard Griswold del Castillo, Daniel Groody, Teresa Carrillo, Howie Movshovitz, Bill Ong Hing, Jos Cuellar, Cordelia Candelaria, and the editors. The director's cut includes new scenes, an improved sound track with a totally new musical score by 'Dr Loco and Los Tiburones del Norte', English subtitles, and interviews with the director and other participants. Also included with the book and DVD is an enhanced CD of the sound track.

Introduction: Footsteps in the Wind
Alambrista Footsteps: Context in History, Politics, and Lived Experience
Alambrista and the Historical Context of Mexican Immigration to the United States in the Twentieth Century
Alambrista's Inspiration: Cesar Chavez and Migrant Farm Workers
The Drama of Immigration and the Cry of the Poor: The Voices of Alambrista Yesterday and Today
Operation Gatekeeper: The War against the Alambristas of the 1990s
Watching Over Greater Mexico: Recent Mexican Initiatives on Migration and the Alambristas of the New Millennium
Images from the Movies of Robert M. Young
Alambrista Sights and Sounds: Film Criticism and Analysis
Tightrope Walking the Border: Alambrista and the Acrobatics of Mestizo Representation
Border Crossings: Alambrista and the Cinema of Robert M. Young
Robert M. Young and Alambrista
Notas en el Viento: The Musical Soundtrack of Alambrista: Director's Cut
Dark Walking, Making Food, and Giving Birth to Alambristas: Religious Dimensions in the Film
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