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Creating "The Visitor" Out of Its Characters

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May 2, 2008

Tom McCarthy, director of “The Visitor” (in theaters now!), spoke with Judy Rabinowitz, a staff attorney for our Immigrants’ Rights Project, about the making of his film.


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We’ve teamed up with Participant Media for a social action campaign focused on the film’s underlying themes of illegal detention, treatment of immigrants and the legal challenges immigrants face. Take a friend or 10 to see the film, then download the discussion guide at and talk amongst yourselves.