The American Wall

The American Wall

Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora: two cities separated by the long wall that marks the border between the United States and Mexico. The wall is a point of passage for drug dealers, killers and migrants and the scene of endless violence, with tens of thousands of deaths in just a few years. Built to divide, the wall has become a crossroads of stories. In Mexico, we follow a group of migrants about to illegally climb over the wall. Meanwhile in Arizona, we meet a tough American sheriff in a jail for illegal immigrants. In the Arizona desert we also encounter the Minutemen, armed patriots who patrol the border, and the Samaritans, volunteers who distribute water to those migrants who have managed to cross that border. Here is a mix of humanity, of different aspirations, all subject to the fierce power of the American Wall.

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