“The southern border is a space that has been almost entirely reduced to metaphor.”

from Extreme Geographer
from Extreme Geographer

What would it mean to try to “see” the entire southwest border at once? To travel the whole 1,954 miles in, say, six minutes?

Might simply looking at a place that has been so heavily politicized — a place abstracted into a sound bite — give a small amount of texture and meaning to a phrase like “build that wall”?

The southern border is a space that has been almost entirely reduced to metaphor. It is not even a geography. Part of my intention with this film is to insist on that geography.

By focusing on the physical landscape, I hope viewers might gain a sense of the enormity of it all, and perhaps imagine what it would mean to be a political subject of that terrain.

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