Karen Cirillo, Programmer, True/False Film Festival and Doxita
Deborah L. Jaramillo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Film and Television, Boston University
Jamie Meltzer’s LA CAMINATA highlights the complexity of immigration in riveting and unexpected ways. Migrants, themselves, are absent from the film in the same way that they are missing from their hometowns. With that absence looming over the film, we are privileged to see and hear how those who are left behind in a tiny town in Mexico make sense of the difficult and frequently deadly journey across the border. While the campesinos actively connect the dots between immigration, community and nation, their wealthier compatriots are content to have those connections revealed to them as spectacle.
Deborah L. Jaramillo, Ph.D.
Department of Film and Television