REVIEW: WHICH WAY HOME
Traversing more than 1,450 miles upcountry, Mexican freight trains routinely are boarded by migrants hoping to reach the United States. Among the thousands who ride the trains, many are children traveling alone. They come from all over Mexico and Central America, risking everything for the chance of a better life. WHICH WAY HOME, a film by Rebecca Cammisa that follows these children on their journey above freight trains, received rave reviews and numerous awards, including the 2010 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Informational Programming, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award Grand Prize, and was nominated for a 2010 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary in addition to three more Emmy® Awards.
SYNOPSIS: Academy Award® nominee WHICH WAY HOME follows some of these unaccompanied children as they make the long and treacherous voyage to the U.S. border. Some, like Olga and Freddy, venture out in search of distant relatives. Others, like Kevin, hope to find work to support their families at home. Often traveling for months or even years at a time, these courageous and determined children each have stories of hope and resilience, disappointment and sorrow.
Breathtaking views of Mexico’s luscious scenery serves as a backdrop for the film as some children travel on top of freight trains, moving toward their final destination. Despite their circumstances, these children remain hopeful, vigilant and determined to risk everything for a better life.
WHICH WAY HOME premiered on HBO in August 2009, and was featured in over 20 film festivals, including the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.
The DVD from Docurama Films features two Spanish versions of the film: one subtitled in English, with English title cards, and one non-subtitled, with Spanish title cards. Menus are also in English and Spanish. Bonus features include deleted scenes and additional information on the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children.
Spanish with English subtitles
Additional Information on the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children
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