Skip to comments.Filmmaker’s loyalties shaken after making illegal immigration documentary: ‘The truth is eye-opening'
Posted on 10/16/2020 1:25:28 PM PDT by SJackson
When filmmaker Namrata Singh Gujral set off to make the documentary, Americas Forgotten, in the early summer of 2019, she thought she would be bringing to life a remarkably different film pertaining to the trials and tribulations of those trying to unlawfully cross the U.S. border.
I started reading stories of tragedy, of families trying to cross the Rio Grande, and it really resonated with me. I wanted to show their persecution. I bled and bought the narrative that the media and my party, the Democrats, had sold me, Gujral told Fox News. But then when I started making this, the things I found were eye-opening. I realized the narrative I had been sold and supported was not the real truth. Illegal immigration is a terrible practice that should not only be discouraged, but it should be stopped.
Gujral said it has shaken her political loyalties and caused her to question everything she once thought she knew about the southern border. For months, the entertainment industry veteran journeyed the globe to explore how other countries grapple with the dangers of illegal immigration. She also purveyed her own border state of California, seeking out stories of individuals struggling with the ripple effects of unauthorized crossers in particular, parents who lost their children by the actions of illegal immigrants.
Our first son Drew was 25 years old and going to law school in San Francisco when we got a call one night that there had been a terrible accident, Don Rosenberg, says in the film of his son who was killed by an illegal immigrant. When we arrived in San Francisco, they told us that our son had been killed in a traffic collision. The man who hit him was in the country illegally and never made an attempt to stop."
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What’s that old saying about a Conservative being a Liberal who has been mugged?
Flimsey Grahamnesty and Micro Rubio know they are voting to make America into North Mexico every time they vote for amnesty.
Ah...Thank You! :-)
Any reference to the unaccompanied minors and what happens to them when released? No one is listening.
She didn't do what she was told.
Gotta love this quote from the article;
Some of the traditional trappings of filmmaking such as the crew credits are not included in the film due to fears of personal and professional repercussions. The film acknowledges the change in its opening disclaimer.
The cause for concern came from some early articles and reviews. Suddenly, I was barraged with all these comments and hate mail from people talking about how terrible the film was and that it was the worst film they had ever seen, said Gujral, Only the film wasnt even out yet.
Liberal grows up.
I can’t believe people are surprised by this.
The Truth will set you free
Or winning awards
mark for later
“Liberal grows up.”
90% never do.
I cant believe you can’t believe people are surprised by this.