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Border (2006)





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Filmmaker Chris Burgard's Border takes a torrid, unflinching look at the illegal immigration crisis afflicting the southern regions of such states as Texas, Arizona and New Mexico - and reached its peak during the mid-late 2000s. A hard-hitting muckraking documentary designed to generate a mass wave of awareness about this calamity, Burgard's film resists bipartisan system political bias by unveiling the flaws inherent in both Democratic and Republican responses to the issue. The director gamely attacks both the right-wing factions that encourage illegal Hispanic immigration for the sake of fueling big business, and the left-wing factions that want to leave the borders open to push multiculturalism and swing democratic votes from non-citizens. 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 land strewn with dead Mexican bodies, the panties of female rape victims hanging from trees, and all manner of other horrors too numerous to mention. The filmmaker also explores and corroborates illegal immigration's bankruptcy of the California health care system and paints President George W. Bush (in the second half of his sophomore term) as a man at serious risk of losing two conflicts - not only the one centered in Baghdad, but one in the southern reaches of the very homeland he claims to support and love but did little to protect.


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