When a film is aimed at commenting on a real and current situation, the film does not necessarily have to be immersed in a tragic setting that is overly emotional and can tire the audience. Films made with passion are not the same as sets devoid of hope.
The Tour’s journey is rich, informative and refreshing. He doesn’t shy away from solving a real problem, and sometimes it’s more like a documentary drama with unrecognizable recreations. However, it never feels like a hopeless blow to the forces. Optimism is often not easy to convey with the help of films that are not documentaries and approach this topic.
America’s Family is the story of the Diaz family, a group of immigrants who faced their worst nightmare during America’s most famous celebration, Thanksgiving. Agents of ICE, a government agency dealing with immigration issues, arrive at the house and take Marisol and her son Koke with them. The father manages to escape, and he takes refuge in the synagogue. The rest of the family watches in despair as Diaz is separated.
What follows is a journey through the deep, murky waters of a judicial system that has simply not moved forward, hindering those who have experienced social prejudices that are incredibly difficult to understand for those who have not faced a similar situation.
The film is told in the form of vignettes, which tell about the consequences for the members of the Diaz family, when each of them experiences different situations. This diverse and ultimately compelling stream of ideas is laid out in a scenario that touches on many areas that may or may not be related to the immigration issue itself. Religion, gender issues, and mental health are some of the topics that America’s family focuses on in its many situations.
The impressive thing is that the film never loses its authenticity, trying to tell a lot of stories at once. Even if it deviates from its main plot and passes the test of Mexican culture, it still seems relevant. Even despite the convincing side effects, I think this part of the film remains the most poignant.
As America’s family must touch the ground and reach its final point, the third act rushes to make room for its powerful finale. This is not a film that aims to show the finale in the most traditional way, but it is consistent enough for viewers who already know that they are not watching a traditional drama.
“A Very Important American Family” is a serious undertaking of the director, who is assisted by an impressive team. I can guarantee that you will relate to what the course is trying to convey. This is noticeable in the film. And although we are sure that this is indie territory, the noble vision and dedication make “America’s Family” more than one of the films covering the current topic. In fact, he sees it as a problem that needs to be solved and solved. Of course, this is in the hands of representatives, but as the film shows, we can do more than just wait for the actions of influential people. We can give our opinion, and the American family is a damn good place to start.