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Farmingville

DVD

78 minutes
Source: New Video

This documentary gives us a glimpse into the ongoing nationwide controversy surrounding a suburban community, its ever-expanding population of illegal immigrants, and the hate-based attempted murder of two Mexican day laborers. In the late 1990s, some 1,500 Mexican workers moved to the middle-class town of Farmingville, New York, on Long Island. In some ways, it’s a familiar American story: an influx of illegal immigrants crossing the Mexican border to perform work the locals won’t; rising tensions with the Anglo population; charges and countercharges of lawlessness and racism; protest marches, unity rallies, and internet campaigns--then vicious hate crimes that tear the community apart.

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