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USA | 2018 | 119 minutes | Robert Greene

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An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.

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Filmmaker Robert Greene confronts the current political predicaments of immigration, unionization, environmental damage, and corporate corruption with direct, haunting messages about solidarity and struggle. With consummate skill and his signature penchant for bending the boundaries of documentary, Greene artfully stirs up the ghosts of our past as a cautionary tale that speaks to our present. Townspeople confront this violent, misunderstood past by staging dramatic recreations. These dramatized scenes are based on subjective versions of the story and "directed," in a sense, by residents with conflicting views of the event. Deeply personal segments torn from family history build toward a massive restaging of the deportation itself on the exact day of its 100th anniversary.

  • Director: Robert Greene
  • Principal Cast: James West
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 119 minutes
  • Producer: Susan bedusa, Bennett Elliott, Douglas Tirola
  • Cinematographers: Jarred Alterman
  • Language: English