Summary for the movie
A Bridge Apart looks at the epic migration of immigrants from Central America and Mexico to the United States from the point of view of the migrants themselves. Haunting photography, dramatic narration by Edward James Olmos and first hand interviews give witness to their harrowing journey. If a parent cannot find enough work to sustain a family, they are pushed by economic hardship and pulled to the U.S. by the promise of better life. The film also shows how simple economic development in small towns and villages can transform a desperate living situation into one that can sustain it's people - providing them options not to have to leave their home. A Bridge Apart - so near yet so far.