This film was a very moving one for me and was a long time coming. I had heard a lot about the film but hadn't had a chance to actually see it. Last school year the issue came up when through Amnesty International thousands of crosses were sent to the government. They were in the form of glued together popsicle sticks, but they were all signed as a petition (that I would argue is more powerful than a piece of paper) for change in Ciudad Juarez. I had therefore heard and read a lot on the topic but hadn't seen the film but I thought it was very powerful. I am glad that it is viewed on so many college campuses and is an effective tool in spreading the word and inspiring people to get involved (as we read in the article from the U of MN).
This really demonstrated the power of documentary as an activist tool and showed how important it is that certain stories get told.
I guess I just wanted to speak out a little and I hope that it made everybody else feel like doing something, or even more, about issues like this one. Watching films like this (or I guess anything we've watched) get me all stirred up and I think it's a wonderful thing! We all just have to keep fighting for change and eventually we'll get there.