Every day, thousands of undocumented migrants cross the U.S.-Mexico border looking for a better life for themselves and their families. This summer, we went to migrant houses in Mexico and distributed 400 disposable cameras in prepaid, self-addressed envelopes to potential migrants, instructing them to take pictures of their journey across the dangerous Arizona desert. We wanted to give this issue a fresh twist, one that would break from the expected sob stories heard so often along the border. By empowering the migrants, we discovered a way for ordinary Americans to see this journey through their eyes.
March 11, 2006
The Border Film Project
The Border Film Project. From filmmaker Rudy Adler's bio: