Land of Opportunity

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Immigration

As cities grow, the questions we must consider are more complex than simply “where will people live?” As the demographic diversity of our cities increases and people become increasingly migratory, we have to think about where people are coming from, why they are here, and where they are going.

Through the eyes of undocumented Brazilian and other latino immigrants, Land of Opportunity seeks to explore the structural and individual reasons that people migrate, and how New Orleans has become a new home for thousands of new immigrants to the United States.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Online resource: Deportation Nation

Here’s one great example of multimedia work that challenges the assumptions of criminalization and incarceration.

Local Resource: PUENTES-NOLA

One of the primary projects of Puentes-NOLA is the Latinola project, which seeks to build the civic engagement of the growing latino community in New Orleans.

Local Resource: New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice

The NOWCRJ works tirelessly in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast to organize Day Laborers, Guest Workers, and other low-wage earners. You can read about their successes and current campaigns at their website.

IN THE NEWS

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    October 24, 2012

    An Interview with CSM, An Institute with BAVC, and Back

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    August 07, 2012

    Land of Opportunity to Participate in the 2012 BAVC Producers Institute: Stories With Impact

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  • May 11, 2012

    Check out our demo!

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  • May 10, 2012

    Interactive Web Video Player

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  • April 24, 2012

    Great week for Land of Opportunity!

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  • October 27, 2011

    Three Upcoming Land of Opportunity Screenings!

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  • September 21, 2011

    We Are Looking For Two Great Interns To Join Our Team!

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  • September 14, 2011

    Working Films Blog features Land of Opp Interactive Player

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  • September 07, 2011

    The Polis Blog reviews "Land of Opportunity"

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  • March 11, 2011

    Land of Opportunity wins $5,000 Public Media Corps Grant!

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  • February 02, 2011

    Immigration

    NOLA Workers Center Begins 24 hour vigil

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  • December 10, 2010

    Celebrate International Human RIghts Day!

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  • November 17, 2010

    Immigration

    Judge orders release of Orleans Parish inmate who was jailed for too long

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  • October 26, 2010

    Stop the Politics of Hate!

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  • October 19, 2010

    Lisa Derrick from FDL on Land of Opportunity

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  • October 18, 2010

    Join Luisa Dantas on FDL!

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  • September 20, 2010

    Two New York area screenings

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