Immigration NationAugust 3, 2020
With unprecedented access to ICE operations, as well as moving portraits of immigrants, this docuseries takes a deep look at U.S. immigration today.
StatelessMarch 1, 2020
Four strangers — a flight attendant escaping a suburban cult, an Afghan refugee fleeing persecution, a young Australian father escaping a dead-end job, and a bureaucrat caught up in a national scandal — are stuck in an immigration detention center in the Australian desert. Inspired by true events.
BordertownMay 4, 2016
The comedy, which takes place in a fictitious desert town near the U.S.-Mexico border, centers on the intertwining daily lives of neighbors Bud Buckwald and Ernesto Gonzales. Bud, a married father of three, is a Border Patrol agent who feels threatened by the cultural changes that have transformed his neighborhood. Living next door is Ernesto, an industrious Mexican immigrant and father of four, who is proud to be making it in America. As Bud and Ernesto’s paths begin to cross, their families become bound by friendship, romance and conflict.
AméricaMarch 14, 2005
América is a Brazilian telenovela that was originally broadcast in 2005 by Rede Globo. The telenovela focused on the life of an illegal immigrant to the United States and the lives of those she left behind in Brazil. It stars Deborah Secco and Murilo Benício. It was written by Glória Perez and directed by Jayme Monjardim and Marcos Schechtman.
In 2009, Telemundo began airing a Spanish-dubbed version of this series and ran for approximately one year. The network aired the series from Monday to Friday in the daytime. Unlike most of its soap operas, the network didn't broadcast English subtitles as closed captions on CC3.
The BorderJanuary 7, 2008
The Border is a Canadian drama that aired on CBC Television and 20 other TV networks worldwide. It was created by Peter Raymont, Lindalee Tracey, Janet MacLean and Jeremy Hole of White Pine Pictures. The Executive in Charge of Production is Janice Dawe. Episodes in the first season were directed by John Fawcett, Michael DeCarlo, Ken Girotti, Kelly Makin, Brett Sullivan and Philip Earnshaw. The first season had a total budget of 20 million dollars, with about 1.5 million dollars per episode.
The series is set in Toronto and follows agents of the fictitious Immigration and Customs Security agency. ICS was created by the Government of Canada to deal with trans-border matters concerning Canadian national security including terrorism and smuggling.
The cancellation of The Border was announced by the CBC after three seasons were aired.
Ellis IslandNovember 1, 1984
Ellis Island is a television miniseries broadcast in three parts in 1984 on the CBS television network. The screenplay was co-written by Fred Mustard Stewart, adapted from his 1983 novel of the same title. The series tells the story of several immigrants from the late 1800s until the early 1910s, trying to achieve the American Dream and arriving on Ellis Island, hoping for a better life. Ellis Island highlighted numerous important events which occurred up to and during World War I, and many of the characters are based on real persons, such as Irving Berlin.
HammarkullenNovember 24, 1997
Welcome to new Sweden. Will Kristina manage to seduce the janitor? Can the employment officer convince Mohammed to take a black job? Does the balloon man abuse helium?
Destino: São PauloNovember 25, 2012
Destino: São Paulo is an original television miniseries created for the Brazilian branch of the HBO Latin America. The series was produced by O2 Filmes, and directed by Alex Gabassi and Fábio Mendonça. It first aired on November 25, 2012.
The miniseries consists of six episodes focusing on the lives of immigrants in São Paulo, Brazil. Each episode follows the life of a different group, portraying the frustrations, joys, and culture shock they face daily. Most of the characters are played by immigrants who were selected for the production, playing with their native language.
SunnysideSeptember 26, 2019
A disgraced New York politician who was the city's youngest city councilman in history until he was brought down by a public intoxication incident gets an opportunity to rebuild his life when he is hired by a group of immigrants who hope to become American citizens.
The Tide of LifeJanuary 5, 1996
Tide of Life follows the fortunes of young housekeeper, Emily Kennedy, as she learns about relationships with three very different men. Forced from home of her first employer, Sep McGilby after his plans to marry her come to tragic end, Emily finds work as housekeeper for farmer, Larry Birch. Another tragedy occurs, and when Nick Stuart inherits the farm owned by Birch's wife, Nick gives Emily a new future.
BillyJanuary 31, 1992
Billy is an American situation comedy that aired on ABC for half a season from January to May 1992. A spin-off of Head of the Class, the series stars Billy Connolly as Billy MacGregor, a Scottish teacher who moves to America in order to build a new life for himself.
UK Border ForceSeptember 9, 2008
At a time when global population shifts are becoming ever more complex and difficult to police, we follow the work of the UK’s newly created Borders and Immigration Agency and its team of dedicated Immigration Officers as they toil around-the-clock to secure our country’s borders and fight illegal immigration.
America: Promised LandMay 29, 2017
The epic history behind the creation of America, exploring how and why our ancestors came to this country.
Examine the massive immigration patterns of ethnic groups to the United States through the telling of historical events including the Dutch Fur Trade, the Great Potato Famine, the California Gold Rush and more.
Gigantes do BrasilJune 4, 2016
The miniseries tells in four episodes the story of powerful men that included Brazil in the world economic map in the first decades of the twentieth century: Francesco Matarazzo, Percival Farquhar, Giuseppe Martinelli and Guilherme Guinle. Visionaries, dreamers and polemic, they bet on developments that put the country on the path to become one of the economic powers of the twenty-first century.
Marking TimeNovember 9, 2003
Marking Time was an Australian television mini-series, consisting of four one-hour episodes. It first aired on 9 and 10 November 2003 on ABC-TV. Directed by Cherie Nowlan and written by John Doyle, it was the first mainstream television/film project to address the issue of the Australian government's refugee policy, a topic it approaches by chronicling the emotional journey of one young man during his year off after graduation, in his fictional rural home-town of Brackley, Australia.
The storyline of Marking Time was inspired by the real-life experiences of Afghan refugees and their hosts in the rural town of Young, New South Wales; however much of the outdoor scenes of the series were actually shot at Singleton, New South Wales, in the Hunter Region.
Der Traum von der Neuen WeltJune 3, 2017
Recounts the largest migration movement in history in which 55 million Europeans left their home countries and set off to America.
Ma'abarotFebruary 19, 2019
A four episodes documentary series that unveils one of the most controversial topics in the history of the Israeli state. Rare archival materials and testimonials of former residents tell the stories of the 'Ma'abrot' (refugee absorption camps meant to provide accommodation for the large influx of Jewish refugees in Israel in the 1950s), and the institutional discrimination towards its inhabitants — Jewish immigrants from North Africa and Middle East.
Europe in ChaosMarch 28, 2019
The European Union has been beset by a series of comings and goings over the last few years, each triggering its own brand of crisis. The civil war in Syria created the biggest wave of refugees to hit Europe since World War II, sparking contested debates on how to divvy up tens of thousands of refugees across E.U. countries. Meanwhile, in the U.K., Britain's vote in favor of Brexit added to the turmoil. Go behind the scenes with firsthand accounts of Europe's tumultuous last decade and its impact around the globe.
Redemption SongJune 30, 1991
Jamaican-born Stuart Hall looks at the history of the Caribbean islands through interviews with modern inhabitants.