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German Torres November 5, 2018 CSUCI: Globalization & Development CSUCI Which Way Home Before watching this film, I felt as if I had seen this or had at least heard of it. The tile of the documentary made it seem as if this was about people finding their way back home after being misplaced by globalization, since this is a globalization class. Another guess I had regarding this documentary was that it was about immigration, and the troubles people go through to finding a new home, and making a new place their home. Finally, my recollection of the movie was that children were making their way to the United States through Central America. I had seen this film before, and I knew within the first ten minutes of it. There are plenty of central messages in the film that vary from moral, ethical and emotional values. The most prominent for me was the troubles people go through to attempt to gain a better life. Some of the examples of this were the various dangerous events that the documentary crew covered. Anywhere from being killed by the moving train, smugglers, death by desert prove to be very difficult yet all of the people in the documentary were aware of it and still decided to attempt the journey. This included all ages and genders of people, though some more prevalent than others, not just children. Another central message that the film tried to portray was to not attempt this journey, among the various dangers mentioned, they also showed many people regretting the travel exhaustion as if to almost convince others not to partake. This to me came off as biased as well because they did not show the other side of this spectrum. In my opinion they needed to show the success stories as well. Something that they seemed to present in the wrong tone was that they boys were leaving behind their families, but many of the people in the film had nothing to begin with back at home and thus were not in search of something better, but in search of just something. The documentary also made it a central
theme to follow around children that were attempting to reach the United States. One big question that played a big role with the children was what they would do in America and what they were looking for. Many of the answers followed a theme of success, work, education, and something new. Kevin for example was in search of a job so that he could send money back home to his mother in order to build a home for his family, hopefully to reunite in the future. Finally, another thing that was made clear in the film was the efforts of people to help the migrants in search for something new, as opposed to how people in the US see migrants. Plenty of Mexican citizens offer advice, help, food, and shelter to those

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