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Colombian Hit "Paraiso Travel" Shows the Underside of Immigrant’s American Dream

By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor
Angélica Blandón and Aldemar Correa star in Paraíso Travel.

Angélica Blandón and Aldemar Correa star in Paraíso Travel.

Tired of waiting for advances on immigration reform to occur? Want to take the pressure off from considering the pros and cons of e-Verify, 287 (g), the border fence, Real ID, and legalization of the undocumented?

If you’re in New York, Los Angeles and a limited number of other cities, you can head to the movies this weekend to distract your mind –well, not really– for a couple of hours with a tale of undocumented immigrants who reach the U.S. in a harrowing trip through Central America and then get separated after arriving in Queens.

Telling the story of Marlon and Reina, a Colombian couple who migrate together to New York, Paraíso Travel was a huge hit in Colombia last year. The film won praise and awards at festivals in the U.S. and Europe.

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