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USA, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Experimental)

Director: Luis Valdovino

Experimental essay film exploring the notion of the "alien" in relation to U.S. immigration policies toward Mexican and Hispanic peoples. Archival footage, computer generated effects, animation, collage and montage are very effectively employed in a deceptively light-hearted reflection on 'alien' experience. (J.H)

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