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New York, NY Documentary
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This project was successfully funded on September 22, 2012.

This amount will pay to finish post-production of this important documentary about immigration and begin distribution.

New York, NY Documentary
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This documentary is about one group of indigenous migrants who leave a pastoral but poverty-stricken life in Mexico for a new home in a small meatpacking town in Minnesota. The film is shot with members of families who are split from each other on both sides of the border. Some of them haven't seen each other in more than 12 years.

We present a novel and intimate depiction of the living conditions for the rural Mexican poor, and the contradictions in many Americans’ ideas about immigration and immigrants --particularly about the contentious issue of taxes and how Mexican society has accepted immigration as a convenient outlet for decades.

Anyone who wants to see the full rough cut should contact me at Jon@Wetteraufilms.com. Alex Ruiz Euler is the Director and Co-Producer. I am the Producer and Co-Director.

This film is in the advanced stages of postproduction. It needs graphic design for the titles and inter-titles, sound mix, color mastering and final subtitling. We need approximately $4,000 to accomplish this, plus buy the hats as your gifts and give Kickstarter their 5%.

Your gift will help a project that seeks to spread awareness in the U.S. and Mexico about the reality of migrant life; how difficult it is, the affects on families back in Mexico, cultural alienation, the realities that most illegal immigrants are not thieves or job stealers. The film does not offer any easy answer but shows how current immigration policy in both countries is deliberately stalled to the benefit of big business and the detriment of workers on both sides of the border.

We just need a bit more to finish the project and put it in festivals, give free community based screenings and try to get the film broadcast. Educational distribution has already been contracted with Filmmakers Library!

To read more about this film, or about my other projects, please go to: http://wetteraufilms.com/mexicandream.html

Please help, every dollar counts!

To read more about this film, or about my other projects, please go to: http://wetteraufilms.com/mexicandream.html

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    We will also give you Associate Producer status in the credits and invitation for two to a meet and greet screening in San Diego, New York or Mexico City on dates to be determined in Spring, and a Oaxacan style dinner for two valued at $150 with the filmmakers in either San Diego, New York or Mexico City at the time of the screening.

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