Crossing Arizona
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CROSSING ARIZONA is an up-to-the-moment look at the hotly debated issues of illegal immigration and border security on the U.S./Mexico border. Heightened security along the Texas and California borders funnels an estimated 4,500 illegal migrants, most traveling on foot, into remote sectors of the Arizona desert on a daily basis. The perilous journey, which can take up to four days, has led to the deaths of thousands of migrants. The influx of migrants and rising death toll has elicited impassioned responses and complicated feelings about human rights, culture, class and national security.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Crossing Arizona doesn't propose many solutions, but it's best when it's giving us an on-the-ground feel for the people who live closest to a problem that continues to dominate the news."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Deftly sustaining many points of view, engrossing feature begins to seem overloaded only toward the end."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"The filmmakers' point is undeniable: Two governments have deftly pitted working and hoping-to-work folk against each other to cruel effect."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"A penetrating, in-depth film on the ugly issue."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"No hour-and-a-half documentary can do much more than scratch the surface of the issue, but Mathew and DeVivo provide an excellent primer and some human faces on the front lines."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"Everyone knows that illegal immigration is a problem, but there's really no answer to be found. Crossing Arizona does a nice job covering all sides of the issue."
‑ Don R. Lewis, Film Threat
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