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La Frontera

El Paso Public Library

Sound | 1982

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  •  Ferry across Rio Grande 
  •  Official border inspection station 
  •  Border resident's personal story 
  •  Border resident's explains her use of the mordida and description of the clothing "trade" 
  •  Border farm labor and renting 
  •  The Spanish heritage of the area 
  •  Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848 
  •  Scenes of the border patrol and illegal immigration 
  •  John Peebee, Texas Ranger and Scout for the United States Army 
  •  Border resident's personal story of being born in the United States and then living in Mexico 
  •  Border residents' stories of working in an American made assembly plant 
 
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The border region between Mexico and the United States is an area unlike any other in either country, where regular cultural interaction with people, products and policy moves in both directions. This short documentary explores the web of interdependencies of the region, examining the influences of history and economics. The complexities of the relationship are investigated through interviews on both sides of the border, highlighting a diverse range of opinions and experiences.
interviews
Mayor Carl "Carlos" Ogden
Mexican
Mexican-American
Spanish
graveyard
police officer
subtitles
border
map
La Frontera
workers
ferry
border crossing
inspection
border agents
United States Border Inspection
car searching
identification
fence
border town
frontier region
ocean
beach
Pacific Ocean
Gulf of Mexico
Rio Grande
Mexico
border culture
smugglers
smuggling
Jorge Lona Valenzuela
customs
customs officers
customs officials
contraband
border fence
bribe
translation
voice over
economics
money
exploitation
swimming
backstroke
migrants
migrant workers
dog
farmers
farm workers
harvest
okra
picker
pickers
agriculture
tenant famers
flowers
tombstones
church
mission
Spanish missions
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
immigration
helicopter
border patrol agents
border patrol
undocumented workers
barbed wire
John Peavey
Mexican revolution
Texas Rangers
Gloria Gene Moore
immigration laws
labor
Carlos Becerra
old photos
Juarez
El Paso
family
factories
maquiladoras
factory workers
assembly plant
Guillermina Valdez
social work
packaging
Miss Piggy
education
Kermit
labor conditions
dolls
unsafe conditions
employment
zebra
tourism
tourists
children
singing
children singing
acoustic guitar
Victoria Schultz
Richard Fagen
Nancy Kanter
Camilla Toniolo
Jeri Sopanen
Francis Freedland
Lee Orloff
Lawrence Hoff
Vincent Morton
Keeny Brescia
John Hagen
Jack Higgins
Celeste Wesson
Karen Abrams
Vincent Morton
Martha Pace
Susan Schwartz
Carole Bodger
Estela Mora
Cecilia Zanusso
Herbert Forsberg
Computer Opticals, Inc.
Du Art Film Laboratories, Inc.
Aultman Collection
El Paso Public Library
Lee Strasberg
Hudson River Production
TFC