5 October 2007 | ejmeerkat
A spotlight on an under-reported crime
I liked this movie short a lot. The story is based on real events that happened to Chinese food delivery men in New York City. Too often they have been attacked and robbed, just for the small amount of money they have on them and often end up dead in the process. I live in the NYC area and have never heard about this in the news. I think it's because they are probably all immigrants like the delivery man in the movie. Immigration is such a controversial topic today, mainly about lost jobs and taxes but this points out what happens when an illegal immigrant is attacked and then not noted by the media and community.
Another aspect of the story is that the delivery man is not an immigrant from China but a Venezuelan of Chinese descent. He's an outcast from the general American public and also from the immigrant Chinese community. There's a lot to think about from such a short time frame.
A bonus is the soundtrack of the movie, cool stuff that fits the moods of the scenes.