Alambrista and the U.S.-Mexico Border: Film, Music and Stories of Undocumented Immigrants, Edited by Nicholas J. Cull and Davíd Carrasco, 192 pages, softcover with DVD $34.95. University of New Mexico Press, 2004.

When the movie Alambrista first appeared in 1977, it took viewers by surprise. No moviemakers had ever shown what it was like to be an undocumented migrant worker. This new book puts the movie into historical context, and explains what is happening along the border today — and it comes with a new director’s cut of the film.