THE FENCE: Documentary RetroView by Jennifer Merin

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the fence poster rory kennedyDo We Want or Need a Fence Along the US-Mexico Border? Rory Kennedy’s 2010 documentary provides the answers, chronicling fence history from 2008, when the US government decided to build a 700-mile long fence along the 2000-mile border with Mexico. Intended to block terrorists and illegal immigrants from entering the country, the fence was built by 19 construction companies, 350 engineers, thousands of construction workers using tens of thousands of tons of metal — at a cost of $3-billion. Filmmaker Rory Kennedy uses statistics, archival and new footage, interviews with experts and humorous commentary to investigate the project’s impact and question its value, effectiveness and ethics. Read more on CINEMA CITIZEN

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