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This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)

Premiered: July 5, 1988

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Season 19, Episode 6 Al Otro Lado

First Aired: August 1, 2006

This fascinating episode, “Al Otro Lado” (To the Other Side), puts a personal spin on illegal immigration through eyes of aspiring corrido singer Magdiel, who lives in Sinaloa. “Mexico is nice for the rich, but for the poor it isn't,” Magdiel explains; and poor he is---he can't afford to pay a border-crossing guide (“coyote”) to take him to the U.S. The documentary also details the history of corridos (folk songs that celebrate outlaws); and profiles influential corrido singer Chalino Sanchez.

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Season 19, Episode 5

July 25, 2006

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Season 19, Episode 7

August 22, 2006