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February 10, 2006

Of Buried Truths, Undocumented Laborers and a Grandfather I Never Knew

By CAROLYN CURIEL of the New York Times, published: February 10, 2006

"In a land of great divides, none are so graphic as the Rio Grande. Its waters demarcate need and desire. Dreams are born or die at the river's edge. Mexicans risk everything sacred to them, from proximity to families to their lives, for the opportunity to cross north.
"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," a film by the actor and director Tommy Lee Jones, explores the short life and death of one undocumented Mexican in Southwest Texas. In many ways, it is macabre and difficult to watch. It is driven by the killing of the Mexican, a ranch hand. Tending goats one day, he fires his rifle at a coyote. A hotheaded Border Patrol agent believes he is under attack and returns deadly fire".

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Posted by VisaLawyer at February 10, 2006 02:30 PM

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