‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Documentary

Presente_ButterflySticker_Final-200PPIRapper Pharrell Williams’ “i am OTHER” YouTube channel released a three-part documentary series Monday titled “Migration Is Beautiful”, that aims to upend negative views of immigrants. Adopting the butterfly as its symbol, the film instead portrays migration as the result of corporate greed.

As narrator Favianna Rodriguez, an artist and activist, says in the film:
Migrants are the ones constantly blamed for stealing jobs, but the fact is that corporations are the ones taking jobs overseas. And you know they only do that so that they can make larger profits by exploiting workers in other countries.

To tell the story of the battle over immigration in the United States in recent years, Rodriguez and her crew travel to Tucson, Arizona to watch Operation Streamline in action, hop on the “No Papers No Fear Ride For Justice” and stop by the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Posted on January 16, 2013, in Article. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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