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Frontera Filmmakers: Video stories from both sides of the border

Frontier Filmmakers bannerFrontera Filmmakers is a website that unites video producers from both sides of the Mexico-USA border. We'll view the story of the 389 miles along the Arizona-Sonora border, teens in Tijuana speaking about reducing contamination and a park which has united Mexicans, US citizens, Chinese and Russian workers to build a monument for unity.

389 Miles is a documentary about life on either side of the USA-Mexico border. In the 4 minute trailer, the director Luis Carlos Romero-Davis invites us to watch the documentary on those who brave the border crossing across the desert, those who are out there searching for them in order to provide aid, and others who are there to protect their country from the Illegal immigrants. He also shows the partial interview with a smuggler who tells all about the human trade in that region of the world.

In Contaminacion 202 [es] a group of youth from Tijuana, Mexico explain why it is important to control pollution and contamination, with examples of ground, water and air pollution.

The third video is titled “Entre Corazón y Mar [en]” (Between the heart and the sea), and shows the building process of the Pacific Rim Park in Baja California, Mexico, where Mexicans, US Citizens, Russian and Chinese have gathered together in spite of language differences to build a monument that honors diversity.There are many other videos on the Frontera Filmmakers site including animations, tv show pilots and cultural excursions into the lives of characters who live their lives at the edge of two worlds.

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  • this is really exciting to know that filmmakers are uniting across borders. Do post up their website or email contact as I’d love to connect with them and let them know about our model of community media in India with Channel 19 (www.ch19.org).

    Thanks!

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