The Invisibles

December 25th, 2010 by

Every year, tens of thousands of women, men and children travel through Mexico without legal permission. As “invisible” migrants they head for the US border in the hope of finding a new life far from the poverty they’ve left behind. Their journey is one of the most dangerous in the world. Found at YouTube from invisiblesfilms.

The Invisibles, Part 1: Seaworld

At the start of their journey people are filled with hope of reaching the USA such as the young girl traveling with her family who dreams of visiting Seaworld. Filmed at a migrant shelter in southern Mexico, this film reveals the dangers that await them.

The Invisibles, Part 2: Six Out Of Ten

Gael García Bernal talks to three women from Honduras who are traveling in search of a better life for their families. They are taking a huge risk. Six out of ten women who attempt the journey are sexually abused.

The Invisibles, Part 3: What Remains

Relatives in Central America may never know what happened to their loved ones. In El Salvador a mother tells us of her desperation at not knowing where her son is ten years after he left for the USA saying he’d call home in 12 days.

The Invisibles, Part 4: Goal!

Despite the danger and the risks, the migrants will keep coming. They sleep rough, beg for food and grab lifts by clinging to the outsides of moving freight trains. Many are seriously injured, but there will always be those prepared to brave the journey.

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