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Movie Review: Brother Towns

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Aug 13, 2010

Bullfrog Films asked me to provide a review for its latest production, a film titled "Brother Towns/Pueblos Hermanos."  Bullfrog is a leading provider of educational films and DVDs.

Here's a description of the film from the Bullfrog website:

"Brother Towns 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.

Brother Towns chronicles a story of how and why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home, and how people maintain families despite their travel. Because we are all immigrants, this is a universal human story, and a quintessential American one. All of us understand family.

Brother Towns is also a story of local and international controversy. News of undocumented immigrants is familiar in nearly every community across the U.S., and citizens must choose how they respond to this issue."

I thought the film told a very insightful, very human story.  To read my review, visit