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Gary, 

El Norte's director Gregory Nava also did My Family (Mi Familia) and, for that matter, his Selena would also qualify.


The Joy Luck Club.  

There are many British films which deal with immigration.  Are you just looking for immigrants to America?
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  From: Gary Harmon 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 1:35 PM
  Subject: Re: Immigrants in film


  A friend is putting together a course on the American immigrant experience.
  He would like to include five or six films released by Hollywood that
  explore the subject.  Any suggestions?


  One you surely have by now:

      America, America... Elia Kazan's story

  And:
  Sections of Godfather I and 2

  The Jazz Singer  ("the old country' lingers as young Jackie tries to
  assimilate)

  I may be a bit off on the title, but ...    Bread and Roses

  North   (or, Norte)

  American Sweetheart     (the story of a daughter forced to leave her
      European caretakers to rejoin her parents, newly immigrated in America)

  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn   (does this Irish immigrant family's experience
      'count' as "The Immigrant Experience"?)

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