Which Way Home
Which Way Home (2009)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 25, 2011
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Reed Johnson
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Ed M. Koziarski
Chicago Reader

Foregrounds the idealistic vulnerability of the boys at its center, risking everything for a better life they can barely imagine.

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Erik Davis
Cinematical

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.

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New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Jennifer Merin
About.com

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.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Dramatically and pictorially pulls its weight.

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Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

Even without illustration or allusive images, the children's own descriptions are harrowing.

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