A Better Life, (2011) directed by Chris Weitz
Who are the undocumented immigrants who are forced to live in the shadows?
What are their hopes and dreams?
What is it like to be a family that is deemed “illegal”?
Carlos Galindo (Demian Bichir), an undocumented immigrant, works hard, all day long as a gardener in Los Angeles tending manicured lawns and palm trees under the hot sun. His U.S. born son, Luis is stuck in a prison-like school and considering joining a gang. The relationship between the father and son is tense and their worlds far apart. When Carlos's new truck, his ticket to steady and better work, is stolen, they have no other recourse, they hit the streets together, determined to find it.Damian Bechir was nominated for an Oscar for best performance by an actor in a leading role.