2015 Digital Storytelling Contest, Long Feature, 2nd prize

The Fence

The border the United States shares with Mexico is nearly 2,000 miles long and is comprised of numerous natural and man-made barriers. The construction of the most significant man-made barrier, “The Fence” started in 2006, has cost more than 3 billion dollars and spans around 700 miles (1,126 km). This documentary, made in June 2014, follows the residents, border patrol agents and immigrants who pass back and forth across the border every day. It explores their feelings about The Fence and investigates what it has achieved as an instrument of immigration reform.

Production team

    Director: Charles Ommanney
    Photography, Video & Sound: Charles Ommanney
    Editor: Andrew Hida
    Producer: Andrew Hida
    Executive Producers: Richard Wolffe & Amy Pereira