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Border Land Video. Proud to be an American. Six Americans - Split into three groups Three case files “We’ve given them a name. You must give them a story.” Learned about the lives of the migrants they’ve been asked to follow.

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Border Land Video

Proud to be an American


  • Six Americans - Split into three groups

  • Three case files

  • “We’ve given them a name. You must give them a story.”

  • Learned about the lives of the migrants they’ve been asked to follow.

  • Worked their way back to the United States alongside real migrants

  • They’ll live. But will they learn?

Introduction of documentary


cast members


Migrants they learned about

Maira

Omar

Claudeth


The Journey of Maira, Omar, & Claudeth


  • Alex Seel

  • Age 31

  • Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • Street photographer and artist

    • Rejects the idea of borders

    • Desire to break the gridlock on immigration


  • Randy Stufflebeam

  • Age 53

  • Belleville, Ill.

  • Retired Marine, radio talk show host

    • Calls immigrants “moochers”

    • Opposed to amnesty

    • Never been to the border


  • From El Salvador

  • Crossed border before

  • Died at age 39

maira’s story


What happened?


  • Alison Melder

  • Age 28

  • Little Rock, Ark

  • Republican state Senate aide

    • Never traveled outside the U.S.

    • Intrigued by the chance to participate

    • Angry and frustrated with our system and government


  • Gary Larsen

  • Age 54

  • Pasco, Wash.

  • Farmer

    • Leans toward letting everyone in our borders

    • Adventure

    • Employees are Hispanic legal or not


  • From Guatemala

  • Thirteen years old

Omar’s story


What happened?


  • Lis- Marie Alvarado

  • Mid 20’s

  • Homestead, Fla.

  • Community Organizer

    • Producers contacted an organization she was a member of

    • Believes immigrants should be offered pathway to citizenship


  • Kishana Holland

  • Age 36

  • Las Vegas, NV

  • Fashion Blogger

    • Illegal immigration scares her

    • Would call INS if she had an illegal neighbor


  • Lived in Tapachula, Mexico

  • Only daughter of 6 siblings

Claudeth’s story


The Journey of Omar, Claudeth & Maira


What Happened?


  • In 2013 authorities apprehended nearly 14,000 minors

  • In the last 15 years 5500+ migrants died along the border

  • In the last 2 years, 200k family were torn apart by deportation

  • Eighty percent of all migrants will be assaulted

  • Sixty percent of women will be raped

  • Forty percent of all migrants will actually make it to the border

    This documentary and information contained

    within this report is from

    “Border Lands”

    produced by filmmakers

    Ivan O’Mahoney and Niel Fulton.

    They wanted to focus on the stories behind the statistics.

Statistics and other information


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