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  • Summary: The hate-based attempted murder of two Mexican day laborers catapults the Long Island town of Farmingville into national headlines, unmasking a new frontline of the border wars-suburbia. (Independent Television Service)
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Offers only the smallest glimmer of hope that the two sides can work things out through ingenuity and compromise.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    As complex as the issue it tackles.
  3. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    60
    Though it has the slight, informal feel of a made-for-television documentary shot on video, Farmingville is an unusually sensitive and sophisticated piece of investigative journalism.
  4. Reviewed by: James Greenberg
    60
    Tambini and Sandoval lived in the community for a year and present the story with great immediacy. The film could have benefited from some deeper analysis of why these people feel their way of life is so threatened.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Sincere but unexceptional.
  6. 50
    A thoughtful, old-school documentary.

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