Today, for NMM, I'm bringing you the documentary 'Which Way Home'. Every year, thousands of South American children attempt to illegally immigrate to the United States. 'Which Way Home' chronicles the journey of three such children, following them as they ride the Mexican railway from the country's Southern border, to the Rio Grande.
As a staunch Conservative who lives in a border state, I was leery that this might be a Liberal slanted, biased look at the immigration issue. Instead, I found it to be a raw, incredibly insightful look at the very real dilemma of illegal immigration. What the cameras see is what you get in this film. You are introduced to all sides of the issue, with interviews with relatives left behind in Hondures and Guatemala, as well as relatives State-side, both Mexican and American border patrol agents, and aide workers.
What I liked most about 'Which Way Home' is the depth with which the story of the three boys is told. You watch them transverse from boyhood to manhood, revel with them in the joyous freedom of train jumping, and experience heart stopping fear when the road gets more dangerous closer to the border.
I came away from this movie with a clearer understanding of what illegal immigrants face in order to make it to our country, and also a better insight into some of their motives. 'Which Way Home' touched both Scott and I so much that now, days later, we are still discussing it together.