The Fence (La Barda)

In October of 2006, the United States government decided to build a 700-mile-long fence along its troubled 2000-mile-plus border with Mexico. Three years, 19 construction companies, 350 engineers, thousands of construction workers, tens of thousands of tons of metal and $3 billion later, was it all worth it? The film investigates the impact of the project, revealing how its stated goals have given way to unforeseen financial, political, social and environmental consequences. Directed by Rory Kennedy. Produced for HBO Documentaries.

Introduced by Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Director, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Discussion with Robert Donnelly, Program Associate, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, follows screening.

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