Sunday, June 29, 2008

See The Visitor

A movie about an economics professor, music and immigration policy. It is a powerful and poignant indictment of how America's government treats those whose only "crime" is a desire to live here.

It is bad enough that where we happen to be born has so much to do with how life turns out for us. It is worse when something as artificial as national frontiers prevent those born into bad circumstances from improving their lots in life.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great movie.

This was an interesting casting choice -- the woman who plays the mother was born in Nazareth.

The fellow who plays the 2nd lead was originally Lebanese. If you want to check out a real coming to american success story, check out:

http://www.cfrederickwehba.com/index.php

Webha's father immigrated from Lebanon, and settled in Texas, of all places. Wehba is currently building a 32,000 sq. ft. home on Sunset Blvd on one of the two parcels that originally supported one of the more colorful homes in L.A. (small potatoes compared to Mukesh Ambani's $2 Billion, 4 Million sq. ft. wonder in Mumbai)

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