Notice Served: “The 800 Mile Wall”

FRIDAY MAY 7, 2010 7 pm

Special Screening and Dialogue with Film Maker John Carlos Frey
+ Guest Music Performance

(2009, U$A, 90 mins) English/Spanish w/ English Subtitles

The 800 Mile Wall highlights the construction of the new border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the effect on migrants trying to cross into the U.S. This powerful 90-minute film is an unflinching look at a failed U.S. border strategy that many believe has caused the death of thousands of migrants and violates fundamental human rights.
Since border walls have been built, well over 5,000 migrant bodies have been recovered in U.S. deserts, mountains and canals. Some unofficial reports put the death toll as high as 10,000 men, women and children. As a direct result of U.S. border policy, migrants are forced to cross treacherous deserts and mountains in search of low skill and low paying jobs in the United States. The New York Times writes, “Current border strategy is serving as a funnel through deadly terrain.” The 800 Mile Wall documents, in great detail, the ineffective and deadly results of a failed border policy and offers some thoughts and on how the current human rights crisis may be resolved. Directed by John Carlos Frey and Produced by Jack Lorenz.

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4 thoughts on “Notice Served: “The 800 Mile Wall”

  1. Surely you jest Santiago. Blame the deaths on the desert. Blame it on Mexico’s failed economic system that can’t keep it’s people home. Don’t blame it on a fucking WALL! Put some blame on the greedy “coyotes” who gouge these poor folks for the guided ride, then either stuff them in holes or cargo vans like so much freight, or worse yet, leave them in the badlands. Don’t necessarily blame it on this country. We at least treat undocumented “guests” with some dignity (excluding AZ of course) afford them some adjudication, and upon determination give them humane rides back South. It would have been a wiser tack for the Bush Administration to spend the funds that wall cost to eradicate the evil coyotes.

  2. Maybe Senor Thomas’ form of transport South would be cattle cars? How better to align the view that all LE is akin to Nazis.

  3. Since I don’t believe in deportation or borders, I don’t think you’re going to find a comment of mine where I offer any ideas as to what kind of transportation should be used to deport people.

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