East of Hope Street (1998) is a chilling and soul-crushing look at the life of one immigrant teen’s experience in America. The protagonist, Alicia, lives with her brother and crack-addicted aunt in an inner-city slum. She goes to school by day and works in a sweat shop by night. After narrowly avoiding capture by the INS, she is subsequently taken away from her aunt by DCFS and put into a foster home. There she is subject to even further abuse, including sexual molestation and physical violence. Grim stuff. On the other hand, Jade Hererra does give us a pleasant view of her spectacular derriere when she bends over and spreads ‘em for the juvie detention officers.