Undocumented powerlessness

13 12 2015

1. Watch the first 1:30 minutes from this clip. Can you explain why Cristof Putzel decided to cross the border illegally? Read more HERE

2. [Border Town 1] What is Altar’s economy based on? Who controls it? What equipment do migrants buy there? What risks do they face?

3. [Border Town 2] What percentage of Altar’s economy is based on illegal immigration? What are Altar’s “Guest Houses” really? Why are migrants kept there? Why do the journalists need the Padre’s help?

4. (Watch this trailer and the first 15′ into the movie) FINAL TASK: You are Cristof Putzel and want to know what really happened to Melquiades Estrada. You interview one of the protagonists to get to the bottom of the story.

5. Tommy Lee Jones, writer, director, and protagonist of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, reflects on the making of the film (first 12 minutes).  

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