Back in January, I blogged about the fact that my daughter’s Spanish class sat through La Misma Luna — which is a movie that uses the travails of a charming and pathetic little boy to make the case that our laws against illegal immigrants are cruel. That’s not just my opinion. Here’s a piece of a review from an immigration action website promoting the movie:
The story, in which a mother must leave her son in her native Mexico to try to build him a better life in the United States, is not mere fantasy, but is based on the countless true stories in which people risk their lives to cross a border that not only separates Mexico from the U.S., but, poverty from prosperity.
I’ve since received emails from other parents telling me that their children have also seen this film in school. I’m curious now how prevalent this movie is becoming in the American curriculum. After all, it was released in the U.S. only in 2008, so it hasn’t even had the chance to be around long enough to be called a “classic.” So, if you wouldn’t mind, please take my little poll, and asked your friends to as well.