BORDER takes a firsthand look at the real human consequences of America’s failure to secure its borders, unleashing a haunting, inside portrait of what has arguably become a war zone of illegal immigration, drug smuggling, sex trafficking, Mexican military incursions and more. From the mouths of besieged ranchers, local law enforcement, the Minutemen, the ACLU, political leaders and illegal immigrants themselves, comes a searing portrait that does not flinch from the truth. This is a front row seat on a failed policy gone completely out of control.
This award-winning documentary is an expose of problems occurring on the US-Mexico border. BORDER provides real events covered by the documentartians along with additional data and footage to provide an understanding of the extent and magnitude of the issues. The film unveils how people on both sides of the border are being victimized by politicians, corporations, and drug cartels. The blatent disregard and denial from national leaders are clearly presented.
BORDER examines how border security affects the country on many different levels: immigration, economics, education. But, the primary focus is on the danger that is created by an unsecure border — to both the citizens of this country and the people who want to come into the country.
BORDER features interviews with Minutemen Civil Defense Corp founder Chris Simcox, ACLU representative Ray Ybarra, California Representative Dana Rohrbacher, Human Rights activist Isabella Garcia, Victor Davis Hanson, author of Mexifornia, Colorado representative Tom Tancredo, sisters who came across the Border illegally, a young man who made his way through the desert, ranch owners, volunteers of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, an Arizona hospital administrator and an informed DC insider who wished to remain anonymous.
Winner Director’s Choice Award: Pensacola International Film Festival
Winner Best Documentary: California Independent Film Festival
Winner Bronze Remi Award: Wordfest-Houston Int’l Film Festival
“AS A VISUAL EXPOSE, BURGARD CARRIES HIS CAMERAS TO THE NO-MAN’S LAND SURROUNDING THE SOUTHERN U.S. BOUNDARY, FOR A TERRIFYING GLIMPSE OF… HORRORS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION.”
–Nathan Southern, New York Times
“This documentary should be viewed by every Representative and Senator in Congress. There is no sane reason for anyone not agreeing with addressing the security issue at our borders with aggressive action.”
–Senator Richard Burr Border DVD. Run time: 105mins
Jennifer A Champagne, Producer
Chris Burgard, Director