This is one of the best films of the year, and certainly one of the most socially important! I saw it with my husband. Although we have very different views on the subject of what the country should do with undocumented aliens, we both agreed this film accurately portrays some of the issues.
The two girls I mentor (ages 10 and 13) also saw this film. Their opinion is that EVERY "white" person needs to see it to understand what life is like for "Mexicans." These girls were both born in the United States, but they have told me stories of people they know being shot at "like dogs" as they try to enter the U.S.
Beyond the moral dilemmas posed in "Under the Same Moon," it is simply a great story of a little boy's struggle to find his mother against impossible odds, with some of the best acting, writing and directing that I've seen in quite a while. Sheesh, CSM...you let us down on this one!