Dir. Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter - 75min - 2014 - Switzerland/USA - Languages: English
Out in desert-like nature, living in the shadows of the immense fence that is erected to control Mexican immigration, seven Americans tell how the border transforms their lives. They observe the haunting traces left by the crossing migrants – people they never come face to face with – as they confide their fear, defiance and at times even compassion.
"Broken Land is a film about paranoia, fear and confinement. A metaphor, as much visual, as political, of the reaction of our planet’s largest democracies, when faced with the global phenomenon of migration - be it in the United States, or in Europe. Far from a journalistic investigation, this film proposes a philosophical wandering, an invitation to explore one’s own relationship with migration. Broken Land is a film that dares to ask the question: what if this desert microcosm was an indicator of our own future?" Stéphanie Barbey & Luc Peter