Letters from the Other Side interweaves video letters carried across the U.S.-Mexico border by the film’s director with the personal stories of women left behind in post-NAFTA Mexico, giving voice to four amazing women who feel the effects of failed immigration and trade policies on a daily basis. Focusing on a side of the immigration story rarely told by the media or touched upon in our national debate, Letters offers a fresh perspective, painting a complex portrait of families torn apart by economics, communities dying at the hands of globalization, and governments incapable or unwilling to do anything about it.
“A much-needed examination of the collateral damage of illegal immigration… sensitive… effective and emotionally potent.”
– John Anderson, Variety
“Impressively thorough… painful and honest.”
– Austin Chronicle
“Behind all the political rhetoric, Letters shows the real lives affected by failed trade and immigration policies, giving voice to people who deserve to be heard.”
– Richard Linklater, Director: A Scanner Darkly, Fast Food Nation