Which Way Home
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|Which Way Home|
|Directed by||Rebecca Cammisa|
|Produced by||Rebecca Cammisa|
|Music by||James Lavino|
|Distributed by||HBO Films|
Which Way Home is a 2009 documentary film directed by Rebecca Cammisa. The film follows several children who are attempting to get from Mexico andCentral America to the United States, on top of a freight train that crossesMexico known as "La Bestia" (The Beast). Cammisa received a Fulbright Scholar Grant to make the documentary in 2006. The film premiered on HBOon August 24, 2009.
Each year, thousands of Latin American migrants travel hundreds of miles to the United States, with many making their way on the tops of freight trains. Roughly five percent of those traveling alone are children. As the United States continues to debate immigration reform, the documentary Which Way Home looks the issue through the eyes of children who face the harrowing journey with enormous courage and resourcefulness.
- Kevin: A fourteen-year-old boy trying to reach America to be able to support his mother back in Honduras. Eventually, Quickly finds out that life there is equally difficult in different ways.
- Fito: A thirteen year old boy trying to find work in America. He leaves his hometown in Honduras with Kevin, also hoping to find a better life away from his grandmother and absent mother.
- Yurico: A seventeen year old boy, who leaves Chiapas, Mexico in hopes of finding a family that will adopt him in the US. Having no family, he lives on the streets begging in Chiapas and strikes up a close friendship with Fito on the journey to the border. He struggles with an addiction to huffing glue.
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