The Other Side of Immigration


The Other Side of Immigration does more than any other work to give people otherwise disparaged as ‘threatening’ and ‘illegal’ a human face” – Douglas S. Massey, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

The Other Side of ImmigrationAbout the film. The Other Side of Immigration is an award-winning documentary film that is used in classrooms and organizations around the country. Based on over 700 interviews, the film asks why so many Mexicans have migrated the United States and what’s happened to the families and communities they’ve left behind. The Other Side of Immigration is an American Library Association Notable Video and has screened at countless universities, film festivals, conferences, nonprofit organizations, and public institutions.

About the filmmaker. Roy Germano holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. He has conducted extensive research in the Mexican countryside with support from the National Science Foundation. The Other Side of Immigration emerged from his research. His short films include A Mexican Sound, The High Cost of Deporting Parents, They Steal Our Jobs?, and Murder and Migration in Honduras. Send an email to to invite Roy to speak at your event.

“Most original presentation of a current political issue”
– Bipartisan Policy Center Politics on Film Festival

“I recommend The Other Side of Immigration with enthusiasm for a wide range of audiences, including community groups, higher education institutions, public schools, and policy makers.”
– Scott Fletcher, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Lewis & Clark College