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The 800 Mile Wall highlights the construction of the new border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the effect on migrants trying to cross into the U.S. This powerful 90-minute film is an unflinching look at a failed U.S. border strategy that many believe has caused the death of thousands of migrants and violates fundamental human rights.

Since border walls have been built, well over 5,000 migrant bodies have been recovered in U.S. deserts, mountains and canals. Some unofficial reports put the death toll as high as 10,000 men, women and children. As a direct result of U.S. border policy, migrants are forced to cross treacherous deserts and mountains in search of low skill and low paying jobs in the United States. The New York Times writes, "Current border strategy is serving as a funnel through deadly terrain." The 800 Mile Wall documents, in great detail, the ineffective and deadly results of a failed border policy and offers some thoughts and on how the current human rights crisis may be resolved. Directed by John Carlos Frey and Produced by Jack Lorenz. Running Time: 90 min.

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Dr. Bruce Anderson - Forensic Anthropologist - Pima County, Arizona
Dr. Anderson identifies undocumented migrants who have died in Arizona while attempting to cross through the Sonoran Desert.
 
Jorge Bustamante, PhD -United Nations - Special Rapporteur on Migration - Dr. Bustamante is also currently a professor and researcher at El Colegio del Frontera Norte and is also a Professor at the University of Notre Dame.
 
Wayne Cornelius, PhD - -UCSD Dr. Cornelius is described as the nation's foremost academic expert on Mexican immigration.
 
Bruce Einhorn - U.S. Immigration Judge (retired)
Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of Asylum Clinic, Pepperdine University School of Law.
 
Kathryn Ferguson - Volunteer and Media Coordinator
For years, Kathryn has helped countless distressed migrants in the deserts of southern Arizona.
 
Reverend John Fife - Founder - & Sanctuary Movement
Rev. Fife served as a minister for 35 years at Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson and has dedicated his ministry to saving migrant lives.
 
David Garcia - Tohono O'odham Tribal Member
Mr. Garcia served as a tribal legislator for eight years in the Chukut Kuk District. He ccurrently assists Mike Wilson by putting out water for migrants on reservation land.
 
Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, PhD - University of Arizona
Binational Migration Institute associate and author of "The Funnel Effect," studying migrant death related to border security infrastucture.
 
Sue Goodman - - Executive Director
Sue has been working to save migrant lives in the desert of southern Arizona for the past nine years.
 
Raul Grijalva - Congressman
Congressman Grijalva is a member of the Committee on Natural Resources and Committee on Education and Labor.
 
Reverend Robin Hover, PhD - - Founder
Reverend Hoover is the Pastor of First Christian Church in Tucson, AZ and the 2006 recipient of Mexico's National Human Rights Award.
 
Duncan Hunter - U.S. Congressman California 52nd District (retired)
Co-author of legislation Operation Gatekeeper in 1994 and the Secure Fence Act of 2006.
 
John Hunter, PhD - & Citizens for AAC Safety - Founder
Dr. John Hunter is a particle physicist dedicated to saving migrant lives in the deserts of southern California.
 
Laura Hunter - & Citizens for AAC Safety - Co-Founder
Married to John Hunter, Laura works tirelessly to publicize and prevent migrant death in deserts of southern California.
 
Valarie James -
Valarie James has been a professional working artist and sculptor for over 20 years. Some of her recent work focuses on the migrant journey.
 
Doris Meissner - Senior Fellow at the
Doris Meissner served as Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) during the Clinton administration.
 
Dr. Bruce Parks - Pima County, AZ - Chief Medical Examiner
Dr. Parks has examined hundreds of migrant bodies as the death toll has spiked dramatically in his geographical jurisdiction.
 
Silvestre Reyes - U.S. Congressman
Mr. Reyes has also served as Sector Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol and managed operations in McAllen and El Paso, Texas from 1984 to 1995.
 
Sarah Roberts - -Volunteer
Ms. Roberts is a registered nurse and provides medical aid to migrants in distress on both sides of the border.
 
Maryada Vallet - -Volunteer
Ms. Vallet is an EMT and has helped to compile a report documenting human rights abuses of migrants at the hands of the U.S. Border Patrol.
 
Stephan Vinhas - (France)
Mr. Vinhas provides medicine to migrants who have been deported and whose prescription medication has been confiscated during deportation.
 
Mike Wilson - Tohono O'odham Tribal Member
For the past 8 years. Mr. Wilson has provided humanitarian assistance to migrants as they cross the Tohono O'odham reservation.
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