Border South

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To stem the immigration tide, Mexico and the U.S. collaborate to crack down on migrants, forcing them into ever more dangerous territory. Every year hundreds of thousands of migrants make their way along the trail running from southern Mexico to the US border. Gustavo's gunshot wounds from Mexican police, which have achieved abundant press attention, might just earn him a ticket out of Nicaragua. Meanwhile anthropologist Jason painstakingly collects the trail's remains, which have their own stories to tell. Fragmented stories from Hondurans crossing through southern Mexico assemble a vivid portrait of the thousands of immigrants who disappear along the trail. Border South reveals the immigrants' resilience, ingenuity, and humor as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.

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  • Pastrana has made a caring documentary with humanity. We receive the message strongly that these are ordinary people expected to do extraordinary things to live like the rest of us.

    Jun 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Border South is all about putting a human face to the South American migrant, an important action at this critical time.

    Jul 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Without sanitizing the horrors of life on the trail, [Raúl O. Paz] Pastrana shows the resilience of those many thousands who are forced to make an impossible choice in the hope of a better future.

    Jun 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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