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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2010 
Press Release

(Los Angeles, CA)--The independent, award-winning documentary, 2501 Migrants: A Journey, will premiere on American Public Television on August 22, 2010 (check local listings).  

news2501 Migrants: A Journey is a feature-length documentary that explores global migration through the beauty of Oaxacan artist Alejandro Santiago.  Returning from France to his village in the southern Mexican state Oaxaca, Alejandro is distraught by the reality that Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s leading “exporters of human labor” to the United States.  Propelled by this, he decides to create a monumental installation art piece:  2,501 life-size sculptures, an homage to each and every migrant from his village.  

The film is about an artist’s search for meaning in the villages of Oaxaca that are breeding a unique kind of ghost town, where legions of young people grow up thinking they have no other choice but to emigrate to the United States once they are done with elementary school.     

            

2501 Migrants: A Journey will be available for purchase from Cinema Libre Studios starting September 14, 2010.

Cruz allows her subjects to tell the story in their own words. But the perspective is uniquely hers, a reflection of someone with an intimate knowledge of both sides of the border.

            –Los Angeles Times