VMF Film and Book Recommendations July 2023


Trafficked in America

This Frontline documentary, Trafficked in America, is “An investigation into how teenagers from Central America were smuggled into the U.S. by traffickers who promised them jobs and a better life — only to force them to live and work in virtual slavery to pay off their debt.” Produced by Daffodil Altan and Andrés Cediel, 2018, FRONTLINE PBS. Trailer


American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

American Dirt, a novel, tells the story of a mother and her 8 year old son who flee Mexico after a cartel murders her journalist husband and 15 other family members. 2020, Flatiron Books. Wherever books are sold.