Review: The Deported (Interview with Director Pat McGee)


Title: The Deported
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Director: Pat McGee
Starring: Rosario Dawson
Runtime: 1 hr 31 mins

What It Is: Every year thousands of people immigrate to the United States from places like Mexico, Guatemala, and the country from which my family resides El Salvador. Previously if a person were born in the United States they were a citizen regardless of the legality of their parents. Now, somehow recent data suggests that in 2010 well over 4,000 U.S. citizens were detained or deported as aliens. This tells only a few of the real, true and saddening stories happening across our vast country.

What We Think: What Pat McGee has done here is equal parts sad and painfully truthful. Whatever you’re politics, and we won’t get into that, this is a very human story. One told through the lens of Trumps America. An America that previously saw these people as citizens, contributors but instead persists that they are freeloaders and criminals. McGee paints a portrait in this film. One that is all too real for 1000’s of families across the United States. Speaking on the narrative this is a good one. I think McGee uses this platform effectively and tells his story well.

Our Grade: B+, Check this one out! It’s easy to find. I mean it’s literally on YouTube. Some might be triggered emotionally either angered by the fact that this could happen or by the fact that someone sees this as a problem. One in need of a solution. The solutions given are often frightening and inhumane. Things like the RAISE Act and other works by U.S. senators Cotton-Perdue. As for this film I recommend this film whole-heartedly. Bring the tissues and try not to get too upset while viewing it though. Leave your thoughts on the matter or our interview (Seen below) below. This is a problem that needs a humane answer. Together we’ll find one!

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