Directed by Juan Carlos Zaldívar, 20 minutes, Food First Books 2008
Caminos: The Immigrant’s Trail traces a group of US and Canadian citizens retracing the immigrant trail from El Paso, Texas to Oaxaca, Mexico. This documentary, based on our summer 2007 trip led by Food First executive director, Eric Holt-Giménez, reveals some of the factors that drive these migrants to leave their families and risk their lives to seek work in the U.S. Hear the stories of Mexican farmers who were driven off their land by US farm subsidies and the globalization of food trade.
See also the companion book Beyond the Fence: A Journey to the Roots of the Migration Crisis