Brother Towns | Pueblos Hermanos (2010) is a story of two towns linked by immigration, family, and work: Jacaltenango, a highland Maya town in Guatemala; and Jupiter, a coastal resort town where many Jacaltecos have settled in Florida. Our story includes voices of those opposed to undocumented immigrants as well as advocates helping migrants who seek work and hope, whether documented or not.
This film is a careful, insightful and powerful portrayal of the complex web of elements surrounding international migrants . . . This film is a wonderful pedagogical tool but also a moving document of our times.”
–Jacqueline Bhabha, Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer, Harvard Law School
Director, University Committee on Human Rights Studies
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Produced by Charles D. Thompson, Jr.
Associate Director: Margaret Morales
Editor: Michael Davey
Original Music: Santos Montejo
Narrator: Filomeno Raymundo Diaz
A project of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University