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Which Way Home


Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary. As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States.
The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “ The Beast ”. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow. They are the ones you never hear about – the invisible ones.


  • Los Angeles Times
    Without resorting to any background narration, Which Way Home raises questions about cross-border immigration policies and the macro-economic causes that propel people from struggling countries to stream into developed ones.
    Reed Johnson
  • The New York Daily News
    Tackles the almost unfathomably complex immigration issue by zooming in on some of its youngest victims.
  • Esquire
    Tremendous - eye opening filmmaking."
    Erik Price
  • Video Librarian
    Director Rebecca Cammisa’s Oscar-nominated documentary about Latin American adolescents’ attempts to illegally transport themselves to the United States offers an unflinching look at the desperation behind these dangerous journeys… Highly recommended.
  • Educational Media Reviews Online
    Which Way Home is an exceptional documentary in almost every respect, including the gorgeous photography and elegant editing… Highly Recommended

Festival Participation

  • Academy Award - 2010
    Best Documentary Feature
  • Emmy - 2010
    Outstanding Informational Programming-Long Form
  • Tribeca Film Festival - 2009
  • Los Angeles Film Festival
  • IDFA
  • Hot Docs Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki Doc Film Festival
  • Documenta Madrid
  • DocAviv
  • Kiev International Film Festival
  • CNEX Documentary Film Festival
  • Taiwan Int'l Documentary Festival
  • Africa, Asian & Latin American Film Festival
  • Seoul International Youth Film Festival
    Audience Award

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