The Crossfire Kids
As congress deliberates on changes to immigration policy, those who would be most affected are often overlooked.
“The Crossfire Kids” is a 30-minute documentary film that highlights the struggles and perseverance of U.S. immigrants who came to the United States when they were young, and are now caught in the political crossfire over U.S. immigration policy. Set entirely in South Florida, the film weaves together a series of narrative anecdotes about the immigrant experience in what is considered by the United Nations to be the immigrant capital of the world. Our subjects tell the story of the dreams, ambitions, and heart-breaking disappointments that young immigrants often experience.
Our producers spent months chronicling the lives of these immigrants and more, painting a unique portrait of our immigrant landscape. Our cinema verité, unscripted style puts the spotlight on our subjects and lets them tell the stories in their own way. We also include interviews with leading advocates, experts and stakeholders, including Cheryl Little, the head of Americans for Immigrant Justice, Miami Mayors Manny Diaz and Tomas Regalado, Archbishop Thomas Wenski, and Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union.
The film is for a half-hour special on WPBT2, the local PBS affiliate in South Florida.