CANCELLED: Immigration and construction of border fence subject of film screening, Feb. 8
The Woodrow Wilson School will present a screening of the documentary by filmmaker Ricardo Martinez titled, "The Wall," at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 8 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. A public reception will immediately follow.
In 2006, Congress passed The Secure Fence Act calling for construction of 700 miles of fence along the US/Mexico border. “The Wall” documents the impact of constructing a border fence along the Southwest. From policy makers to citizens of border towns the debate elevates as residents respond to having a fence built in their backyard.
Ricardo is a NYU/ Tisch Film School graduate with a minor in French. Over the last seven years, he has worked on reality and documentary programming for ABC, MTV, VH1, MSNBC, Discovery, History Channel, The Weather Channel, Scripps Networks, and Details.com.
From 2006-2008, Ricardo traveled the Southwest documenting perspectives on immigration. He has interviewed federal and local law enforcement officials, illegal immigrants, immigration lawyers, organized labor officials, the Social Security Administration, border land owners, mayors, congressmen, clergymen, Mexican municipalities, coyotes, and anti-immigrant activists.
Today he works as a staff editor and motion graphics designer for an ABC reality show.
This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. It is free and open to the public.