Since the 1980s, men from the western highlands town of Cajolá in Guatemala have been emigrating to Morristown, New Jersey in astonishingly large numbers. This film tells the story of how hard-earned knowledge acquired in New Jersey is being applied back home in Guatemala, and how the fruits of that knowledge may offer a socio-economic alternative to emigration and dramatically alter the lives of women in Cajolá.
This film was originally published in Issue 04 of Newest Americans. To see the accompanying essay visit newestamericans.com/reverse-migration/
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This film was also featured on the Atlantic: theatlantic.com/video/index/509177/guatemala-to-the-united-states-and-back-again/