Immigration gets personal

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Jose Oveth Santiz Cruz was killed last December in an equipment accident on a Fairfield, Vt., dairy farm. Now his journey is the subject of a documentary film about farm workers from Mexico.

According to the Burlington Free Press, three local activists decided to ensure the return of Santiz Cruz’ body to the place where he grew up, more than 3,000 miles from the place where he died. They raised money for that trip (Vermont farmers donated $4,000 and the Mexican consulate in Boston contributed $2,000) and for a film that would examine why impoverished citizens of other countries are drawn to the United States by the promise of a living wage.

The filmmakers traveled to a remote Mexican village for a significant portion of the documentary. Several screening are scheduled throughout Vermont in the coming weeks.

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Source: Burlington Free Press



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