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Border Film Project Highlights Immigration

Border Film Project Highlights Immigration

An exclusive gallery opening of the Border Film Project will go on display June 9 at the Lied Art Gallery inside Creighton University’s Lied Education Center for the Arts.

The Border Film Project features a collection of photos taken by undocumented migrants trying to cross the Mexican border into the United States and by the American Minutemen trying to stop them. These amateur photographers created images that provide rare insight into the complexities of individual experiences along the border.

A Rhodes Scholar, filmmaker and Wall Street analyst, better known as Brett Huneycutt, Rudy Alder and Victoria Criado, are the founders of the Border Film Project. They spent three months on the United States and Mexico border filming and distributing hundreds of disposable cameras to two groups of people on different sides of the border. The purpose is to simplify the complexities of immigration and the United States and Mexico border, and to show the realities on the ground. More than 1,500 photos have been received, allowing people to see the humanity present on both sides of the border.

The exhibit, which was recently featured on CNN, ABC World News Tonight and FOX News, is free and open to the public.

June 9 – 7-10 p.m., special opening
June 10 – 1-3 p.m. June 11– 2-6 p.m.
June 12-18 – Closed
June 19-22 – 1-7 p.m.
June 23-25 – Closed
June 26-29 – 1-7 p.m.
June 30 – 4-9 p.m., farewell showing

For more information on the Border Film Project visit: http://www.borderfilmproject.com.

The Lied Education Center for the Arts is located on the corner of 24th and Cass streets. Visitor parking is west of the building and is accessed from Cass Street. The main entrance is on the west side of the building, next to the visitor parking lot. 

Posted: 6/7/06