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Cochise County USA - Cries from the Border (2005)
Cochise County USA - Cries from the Border
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2006     1hr 9min

This is the first documentary film focused on the real life impact of illegal immigration to border communities. Written and directed by Cochise County resident Mercedes Maharis, this shocking gritty film documents this na...  more »


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Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Politics
Studio: Genius Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/02/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 9min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Thomas G. (goodoldthom) from TUCSON, AZ
Reviewed on 9/15/2010...
Most of this was filmed about 5 years ago BUT it is still very current and relavent TODAY!!! We are still fighting the problem here in AZ not only in Cochise County but Pima County (the Tucson Sector of the border.)
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Outstanding and Depressing
maskirovka | Alexandria, Virginia | 05/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just watched "Cries from the Border" yesterday. I think that anyone who is interested in the issue of border security must watch it. I wish I could make George W. Bush, Ted Kennedy, and John McCain, the leading advocates of the "path to citizenship" (i.e. amnesty for illegal aliens), watch the film. Because if they did watch and didn't just reject it as propaganda, they might realize that whatever the US might do with the 12 million illegal aliens wandering the US, we have to restore control of our nation's southern border.

Something tells me that if Bush's ranch in Crawford, the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts, or wherever McCain considers home in Arizona were transit points for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens sneaking into the USA, those worthy gentlemen wouldn't be so eager to enact legislation that will inevitably lead to millions more flooding across our borders in years to come.

This film really shows the cost of illegal immigration: the cost of the social services that illegals get, the assaults on US Border Patrol Officers (the film shows clips of Mexicans hurling rocks at them), the lonely deaths of illegals in the desert, and the trash strewn across what used to be beautiful landscapes.

I felt sad also because I used to live in Cochise County. I was twice stationed at Fort Huachuca when I was in the Army. I used to think that I might retire down there. But I know now that I never will. I could never put up with what American citizens have to put up with down there.

I can only hope that come November, the Republicans lose the House and maybe some Senate seats as well over this issue. Maybe then, the Republicans (I have no hopes for the Democrats on this) will wake up and sense the mood of the nation which is BORDER SECURITY FIRST!"
Cries From the Border
John F. Petrello III | AZ USA | 05/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The single most decent thing about this documentary is that it is neither left nor right. Mercedes takes an honest look at what people in the United States are living with daily and does it in an interesting way. From the violence of break ins to the drug runners, this is an honest view from a great film maker. Missing is the usual racist slant many open border folks seem to chant.
Thank you Mercedes for a fine movie and finally showing the truth about how we Cochise County citizens truly live.

John F Petrello III
Whetstone Arizona"
Buy it! Watch it! Share it with friends.
Milo S. | Chico, CA | 05/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just got this viedo today and was amazed by this documentary. This is the story that's not being told in the mass media. This is the story of the people who live by the border and see what is happening. This is the story that the rest of America needs to see and hear."