Illegal Immigration Movies: 'The Fence,' 'Which Way Home' Academy Screenings

Which Way Home, Rebecca Cammisa, illegal immigration
Rebecca Cammisa's Which Way Home

Rory Kennedy's The Fence and Rebecca Cammisa's Academy Award-nominated Which Way Home will be screened as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 29th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Directed Kennedy is expected to in attendance. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.

The information below is from the Academy's press release:

In October 2006, the U.S. government decided to build a 700-mile fence along its Mexican border. Three years and $3.1 billion later, The Fence director Rory Kennedy investigates the impact of the project and how its stated goals - stopping illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and terrorism - have given way to unforeseen consequences. Kennedy also produced the film with Liz Garbus and Keven McAlester.

Which Way Home profiles two young boys, Kevin and Fito, who are among the countless children who leave their homes in Central America and attempt to enter the United States illegally in search of a better life. Directed and produced by Rebecca Cammisa, the film earned an Academy Award nomination for Documentary Feature. 

The 29th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series continues through June 1, showcasing feature-length and short documentaries drawn from the 2009 Academy Award nominations, including the winners, as well as other important and innovative films considered by the Academy that year. 

All films in the “Contemporary Documentaries” series will screen at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. All seating is unreserved. 

The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. Free parking is available through the entrance on Homewood Avenue (one block north of Fountain Avenue). For additional information, visit or call (310) 247-3600.

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