2013-03-07 20:10:53

A Look at "The Girl" A Film About Smuggling of Immigrants Across Mexican Border

The new film "The Girl" examines the issue of undocumented immigrants and human smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border. Starring award-winning actress Abbie Cornish, "The Girl" tells the story of a young, down-and-out Texas mother who loses her son to foster care and subsequently gets involved with trying to smuggle Mexicans into the United States. Her plan goes awry, and she finds herself stranded with a young Mexican girl whose mother has gone missing in the attempted border crossing. The film traces her journey with the girl in search of her mother. We’re joined by the film’s director, David Riker, and its star, Abbie Cornish. "We’re putting faces and we’re putting stories to something which we often look at as facts and figures," Cornish says. "These are all people that have left their children, their wives ... They’ve left everything behind to try and build a life, a better life, for their families. And they’re human beings just the same as yourself or myself; it’s just they’ve been dealt different cards in life." "The Girl" opens in New York City on Friday, International Women’s Day.

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