I find it hard to believe this was made in the US. It could easily pass as communist propaganda since it shows where capitalism could go wrong. Nonetheless, a charming dance between economic and early film theory.
It seems it's easy to get away with portraying refugees like this. Emotional manipulation is over the top. I believe they wanted you to stand in his shoes, but they made it feel like gazing into a cartoon character. Fortunately, we can dismiss it as Oscar bait.