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Fed up with the mass migration of their community, the small Mexican town of Alberto creates a one-of-a-kind tourist attraction they call La Caminata, a simulated nighttime border crossing, complete with fake border patrol chasing balaclava-clad coyotes. The experience is a cross between adventure tourism and a way for participants, largely middle class Mexican tourists, to experience firsthand the hardships of the border crossing. La Caminata details the story of this unlikely attempt to save a small community, offering a powerful look at the effect of migration in home communities, and opening a view to the immigration debate on the other side.
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"In its short time frame La Caminata sensitively opens our eyes to an as-yet-unexplored side of Mexican migration to the United States: the people left behind." Karen Cirillo, Programmer, True/False Film Festival and Doxita Karen Cirillo, Programmer, True/False Film Festival and Doxita
Jamie Meltzer's LA CAMINATA highlights the complexity of immigration in riveting and unexpected ways... We are privileged to see and hear how those who are left behind in a tiny town in Mexico make sense of the difficult and frequently deadly journey across the border. Deborah L. Jaramillo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Film and Television, Boston University
SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival
Next Wave Festival AT BAM
True/False Film Festival
Message to Man International Film Festival
Reflections and New Directions: A Conference on the Anthropology of Tourism, CSU Chico, March 2011
Jamie Meltzer Jamie Meltzer’s feature documentary films have been broadcast nationally on PBS and have screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. They include Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story (Independent Lens, 2003) about the shadowy world of song-poems, Welcome to Nollywood, an investigation into the wildly successful Nigerian movie industry (PBS broadcast, 2008), La Caminata (2009), a recent short film about a small town in Mexico that runs a simulated border crossing as a tourist attraction, and Informant (2012), about a revolutionary activist turned FBI informant. Mr. Meltzer teaches in the Documentary Film and Video M.F.A. Program at Stanford University.
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