The Border

"The Border" is a powerful film that introduces the viewer to Haitian migrants struggling to make it out of poverty and corruption. The film paints a vivid and heartbreaking portrait of their journey and the discrimination they face. Through interviews with the migrants and immigration advocates, viewers gain an insight into the challenges they must overcome in their quest for a better life. The film shines a light on their strength and resilience. It's a story of hope and courage in the face of hardship; one that will stay with viewers long after the credits roll.

  • Christine Maddela
  • Ray Arzate
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 54 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico, United States
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Director Biography

Ray Arzate is a veteran photojournalist and editor who won an “oscar” in high school. He carried his video camera everywhere. His church youth leader awarded him an “oscar award” for best documentarian. He still displays that small, plastic award on his desk. It now sits next to his dozens of real Emmy, AP Broadcasters, Edward R. Murrow, Promax, and NPPA Best of Photojournalism Awards. Ray served as chief photographer at the NBC & FOX affiliate stations in Las Vegas as well as creative services promotions manager of the latter. He has also worked in Atlanta, Nashville and El Paso, TX. Ray serves on the Executive Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences- Pacific Southwest Chapter. He also chairs the documentary division for the NPPA Best of Photojournalism Awards.

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