Competition Documentary Shorts
DIRECTED BY RORY KENNEDY
IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
In October 2006, the United States government decided to build a 700 mile fence along the Mexican border. The stated goals were to contain illegal immigration, crack down on drug trafficking, and protect America from terrorists. Somebody should have mentioned that the Mexican-American border is 2,000 miles long. Three years and $3.1 billion in construction costs later, award-winning director Rory Kennedy (American Hollow, FFF 1999) surveys the fence, its many gaps, and the unintended consequences affecting residents on both sides of the line.