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The Invisibles - When the dream becomes a nightmare

George Garza • Dec 18, 2010

Originally published at [email protected].

Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal filmed a series of shorts entitled ‘The Invisibles’. The series gives an inside look at life from the other side of the fence. These are the stories of the families torn apart by the dangers of migration.

In a sense, these are the real nightmares of the American Dream: poor people risking life and limb for a chance at a better life.

The horrors these souls endure is unimaginable, and what’s more, they are unrelenting in their quest, driven by hope.

Though I understand that these days policy is mostly concerned with business, it’s necessary to look at the bigger picture and analyze why we have any of these problems in the first place. The whole of humanity is locked in the same battle for survival, but if we want to cure our disease of indifference, we must learn to see through the eyes of those most oppressed.

Click here to read more and watch parts two, three, and four in the series.

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