Por mis hijos (For my Kids)
A Woman Separated From Her Family Working to Make a Better Life for Her Children

Aymée Cruzalegui
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Anna

Powerful. I was blown away by filmmaker Aymée Cruzalegui's short documentary especially with the scene of all the women in the tiny room raising their hands and requesting for jobs "sin papeles." The phone conversation between Norma and her children around 6:10 really crushed me as well. The ...Read more

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