Martin Sheen (Narrator)
The Second Cooler asks, 'Who benefits?' from illegal immigration while bringing major systemic issues into focus. Those issues include US complicity in creating Latin America's extreme inequality, the officially anticipated, devastating impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on millions of Mexican peasants, the militarization of the US/MEX border in anticipation of those displacements, the US's socially-encoded dual legal entry system which discriminates against poor and/or indigenous people, the legal exception of the guest worker program which is a system of indentured servitude, and the deaths of thousands of illegally-crossing migrants along our southwestern border. Martin Sheen narrates. Rare interviews with illegal immigrants, including children, and guest workers in on-going law suits. Original art, music, and score. Fully subtitled.