Frozen River (2008) | Introduced by Magnolia Zarraga, Immigration Attorney, Salinas
Frozen River follows working-class mothers one white, one Mohawk Indian who form an uneasy alliance to traffic illegal immigrants from Canada to the United States through a borderland Indian reservation for the possibility of easy cash. The two single-mothers from very different backgrounds meet New York State Troopers as opponents in an evolving cat-and-mouse game.
"I introduced Frozen River at Maya Cinemas. The film is about 2 women one American & the other Native American who smuggle immigrants thru the US northern border with Canada. The movie is told from their perspective as struggling single moms in dire financial circumstances risking it all for a chance to get ahead. In the end we see that they are not that different from the people they are smuggling. We are all humans trying to survive despite the obstacles or borders in our way. Themes: poverty, human trafficking, privilege, race, discrimination, & more."