POV (2004)

Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini direct Farmingville, a documentary about a suburban community torn apart by illegal immigration. In 2000, a conflict erupted resulting in the deaths of two Mexican workers at the hands of white men. The… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 29, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A thoughtful, old-school documentary.

John Anderson

With the intervening events of 9/11 and the Patriot Act, the subject of what happened in Farmingville - and what would have happened, had it happened now -- are more relevant than ever.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

A stirring documentary.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

Farmingville doggedly taps into the larger forces at work, including government disregard of an escalating problem, and offers only the smallest glimmer of hope that the two sides can work things out through ingenuity and compromise.

Joe Leydon

Sincere but unexceptional docu.

Bill Gibron

This searing documentary argues against the use of near-slave level migrant labor, implying that the United States' economy would collapse without it.

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Dana Stevens
New York Times

The documentary Farmingville explores questions about hatred, tolerance and the future of labor and immigration law in America.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Sandoval and Tambini's timid document attends mostly to a handful of loudmouths and moments of local legislation.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Illuminating and alarming.

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