Eight prototypes for a border wall stand on the US-Mexico border. To choose a winning design, Border Patrol officers and the military will attempt to climb, dig under, or breach the structures using techniques employed by immigrants and drug dealers.
About the directors:
Luis Gutiérrez Arias (b.1990) is a Mexican-Cuban filmmaker and video artist. He currently holds a Lillian Disney Scholarship to pursue an MFA in Film and Video at the California Institute of the Arts and was selected to be part of the Berlinale Talents Guadalajara 2015 and the Flaherty Seminar Mexico 2016. He lives and works between Southern California and Baja California, Mexico.
Filmography: Self Defense Manual against your Inner Male (2016), Chapter VI (2018), Losing Light (2018)
John Henry Theisen (b.1994) is a filmmaker originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and is now living in California pursuing an MFA in Film and Video at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where he received the Lillian Disney Scholarship. John Henry earned a BA from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, studying Graphic Design, Journalism and English. He has worked on a variety of commercial projects as a writer, director, cinematographer and editor. His work has been shown at Sundance, DokLeipzig, Kasseler Dokfest, Morelia and Guanajuato among others.
Filmography: The Postman (2016), The Toucan (2017), Afternoon (2018), Noticieros (2018), Losing Light (2018).