Under the Same Moon…La misma Luna
For a great holiday treat, get or rent a copy of Under the Same Moon or la misma luna…
A beautifully done film that allows us to explore the immigration issues and concerns in all of its complexities, in all of its drama and what it means for those who are caught in the battle with no where to turn.
We see the desperation of the poor, the lives of the haves, the depths we are drawn to just to provide for the families we love and care about, the despair that we feel as life and living get in the way.
The movie is a rich portrayal of what happens to families who are caught in the untenable situation created by governmental policies on both sides they have no control over. They are the victims of this system who still find time to sing, dance, laugh, cry and just be human…it is a poignant reminder that we are all God’s children and we all deserve a chance at Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property…uh…Happiness…
Synopsis from Movie Guide
The debut feature from director Patricia Riggen, this drama centers on a young boy's journey across the U.S./Mexico border to be reunited with his mother. Adrian Alonso stars as Carlitos, a Mexican adolescent living with his grandmother while his mother works as a maid in the U.S., hoping someday to send for her child. But when the grandmother dies unexpectedly, Carlitos must sneak across the border and seek out his mother. Featuring a supporting performance by America Ferrera of ABC's Ugly Betty, Under the Same Moon premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide
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