European Broadcast Union on Migration and Media Effects

A report by the Strategic Information Service of the European Broadcasting Union, on migration and the representation strategies pertaining to it, as well as their effects.

Section 9, "Imagining Immigrants: A Filmography" (pp. 44-46) is a list of films throughout the history of cinema, emphasizing on the themes of migration and/or the immigrants.

Imagining Immigrants

A Filmography


1917 The Immigrant, dir. Charlie Chaplin                                                  
1948 My Girl Tisa, dir. Elliot Nugent
1961 West Side Story, dir. Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins
1963 America, America, dir. Elia Kazan
1969 Popi, dir. Arthur Hiller
1969 Soleil Ô, dir. Med Hondo
1973 Pane e Cioccolato, dir. Franco Brusati
1973 Les Bicots Nègres Vos Voisins, dir. Med Hondo
1981, Ragtime, dir. Milos Foreman
1982 Moonlighting, dir. Jerzy Skolimowski
1983 El Norte, Gregory Nava
1984 Moscow On The Hudson, Paul Mazursku
1984 Stranger Than Paradise, dir. Jim Jarmusch
1985 My Beautiful Laundrette, dir. Stephen Frears
1985 Dim Sum, dir. Wayne Wang
1987 Good Morning, Babylon, dir. Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
1989 Eat A Bowl of Tea, dir. Wayne Wang
1990 Avalon, dir. Barry Levinson
1990 Pummarò, dir. Michele Placido
1990 The Paper Wedding, dir.Michel Brault
1992 Mississippi Masala, dir. Mira Nair
1993 Masala, dir. Srinivas Krishna
1993 Combination Platter, dir. Tony Chen
1993 The Joy Luck Club, dir. Wayne Wang
1993 The Wedding Banquet, dir. Ang Lee
1996 The Perez Family, dir. Mira Nair
1996 Lone Star, dir. John Sayles
1997 Mémoires d’immigrés, dir. Yamina Benguigui
1998 Hyderabad Blues, dor. Nageesh Kukunoor
1998 Watani, Med Hondo
1999 East Is East, dir. Damien O’Donnel
1999 La Cuidad, dir. David Riker
1999 Catfish In Black Bean Sauce, dir. Chi Moui Lo
2000 Bread and Roses, dir Ken Loach
2000 Samia, dir. Phillipe Faucon
2001 Caravan 841, dir Zion Rubin
2002 White Teeth, dir. Julian Jarrold
2002 Spellbound, dir. Jeffrey Blitz
2002 Bend it Like Beckham, dir. Gurinder Chahda
2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding, dir. Joel Zwick
2003 Lost Boys of Sudan, dir. Mylan & John Shenk
2003 Dirty Pretty Things, dir. Stephen Frears
2003 Green Card Fever, dir. Bala Rakesehkarumi
2003 Lana’s Rain, dir. Michael Ojeda
2003 House of Sand and Fog, dir. Vadim Perelman
2003 In America, dir. Jim Sheridan
2003 L’Esquive, Abdel Kachiche
2003 Mythos Canadiensis, dir. David Widdington
2004 The Gatekeeper, dir. John Carlos Frey
2004 A Day Without A Mexican, dir. Serio Arau
2004 The Terminal, dir. Stephen Speilberg
2004 Maria Full of Grace, dir. Joshua Marston
2004 Spanglish, dir. James L. Brookes
2004 Saving Face, dir. Alice Wu
2005, Va, vis et deviens, dir. Radu Mihaileanu
2005 Choosing Exile, dir. Marc Radomsky
2005 Milla, LʹEurope au pied du mur, dir. Girardot et Baque
2005 La Petite Jérusalem, dir. Karin Albou
2005 The Other, dir . Lucia Rikaki
2005 La Tragedia de Macario, dir. Pable Véliz

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