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On the Line - DVD

On the Line - DVD

On the Line - DVD

Jan 26, 2010

Essentially a tale of romance mixed in with a dash of politics, this engrossing story involves Engracia (Victoria Abril), a young Mexican prostitute working just south of the border with the U.S., and two American border guards who are among her clients: Mitch (Scott Wilson), a tough, go-by-the-book Anglo who has no deep affection for Mexicans, and Chuck (Jeff Delgar), an idealistic new border guard who has yet to learn the ropes. In a few instances, the film exposes the prejudice against Mexicans, but otherwise, politics is secondary to what happens next. Chuck falls in love with Engracia, and the two get married in Mexico -- and then he smuggles her across the border that he himself has been hired to guard. Sure enough, the vile Mitch gets into the act and quite clearly, both Chuck and Engracia are heading for trouble. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

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    On the Line - DVD

    Jan 26, 2010

    Essentially a tale of romance mixed in with a dash of politics, this engrossing story involves Engracia (Victoria Abril), a young Mexican prostitute working just south of the border with the U.S., and two American border guards who are among her clients: Mitch (Scott Wilson), a tough, go-by-the-book Anglo who has no deep affection for Mexicans, and Chuck (Jeff Delgar), an idealistic new border guard who has yet to learn the ropes. In a few instances, the film exposes the prejudice against Mexicans, but otherwise, politics is secondary to what happens next. Chuck falls in love with Engracia, and the two get married in Mexico -- and then he smuggles her across the border that he himself has been hired to guard. Sure enough, the vile Mitch gets into the act and quite clearly, both Chuck and Engracia are heading for trouble. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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    On the Line - DVD

    Oct 20, 2009

    Filmmakers Peter Glenn and Jason A. Schmidt explore the non-violent movement to shut down the School of the Americas in this documentary detailing the challenges faced by protestors in the aftermath of 9/11. Also known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, The School of the Americas is an official Department of Defense facility that has trained over 60,000 Latin American soldiers since 1946. Critics of the institution argue that graduates of the program are some of the biggest human rights violators in the world. But what happens with regular Americans gather peacefully to protest a program that's staunchly defended by the U.S. government? Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, School of Americas Watch founder F. Roy Bourgeois, Confessions of an Economic Hitman author John Perkins, and former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr reveal why some people are willing to face arrest and prosecution in order to challenge their government on a program that may ultimately do more harm than good. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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