FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2010
(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).
2501 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.
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