Which Way Home
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As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States.The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call " The Beast ". Director Rebecca Cammisa (Sister Helen) tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Without resorting to any background narration, Which Way Home raises questions about cross-border immigration policies and the macro-economic causes that propel people from struggling countries to stream into developed ones."
‑ Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
"Foregrounds the idealistic vulnerability of the boys at its center, risking everything for a better life they can barely imagine."
‑ Ed M. Koziarski, Chicago Reader
"A riveting documentary that taps into the same concept and themes of Sin Nombre, except it's all real and it's all heartbreaking to watch."
‑ Erik Davis, Cinematical
"Despite the subject matter -- terrified children, many who haven't seen their families in years -- Cammisa never gets sentimental, and instead lets those closest to the subject do the talking."
‑ , New York Magazine/Vulture
"Investigates illegal immigration and child labor in a very human way. We ride freight trains with teenagers trying to get to the US for a better life. Exceptionally effective verite filmmaking from Rebecca Cammisa."
‑ Jennifer Merin, About.com
"Dramatically and pictorially pulls its weight."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Even without illustration or allusive images, the children's own descriptions are harrowing."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
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