A day without a mexican (1 Viewer)

Layce Erayce

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Aug 11, 2002
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a very controversial movie(not as much as the passion tho ;)).

it deals with illegal immigration in the united states with an evident pro-bias.

http://www.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=1:306597

Marking the directorial debut of Sergio Arau, son of Like Water for Chocolate director Alfonso Arau, A Day Without A Mexican ponders the potentially catastrophic results that would occur should California-based Mexicans, who make up over a third of the state's population, were to suddenly disappear. The mockumentary expostulates that the lack of Latino gardeners, nannies, cooks, policeman, maids, teachers, farm workers, construction crews, entertainers, athletes, and the world's largest growing consumer market would create a social, political, and economic disaster, leaving the concept of the "California Dream" in shambles. A Day Without A Mexican proved controversial even before its release: promotional billboards reading "On May 14th, there will be no Mexicans in California" caused a stir with immigrant rights groups, who believed the sign was a statement against the Latino community. The film stars Yareli Arizmendi, John Getz, Maureen Flannigan, and Muse Watson. -- Tracie Cooper

 

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