Since the mid-1990s when the United States began militarizing its southern
border, an average of one person a day has died crossing into our country.
"Death on a Friendly Border" puts a human face on this international
tragedy. We hear the story of one woman's journey from her impoverished
village in Mexico into the US desert with her 18 month old baby. And
we hear the stories of the migrants, the Border Patrol agents and the
activists for whom the militarization of the border has become the governing
reality of their lives.
Rachel Antell received an MTS from Harvard Divinity School in 1992 and
an MA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University in 2001.
Her production experience includes two CD-ROMs: "On Common Ground: World
Religions in the United States", and "Encarta Africana: An Encyclopedia
of Black History and Culture". She has produced another short film:
"A Fortune in Change" (16mm, 7:42) which tells the story of a woman
who grew up an heiress to a fortune and has dedicated her life to giving
away her inheritance. This film has appeared in several festivals and
on KQED-TV. She also co-produced "Her Own Law" (digital video, 10:15)
about homebirth and midwifery in California, which has appeared in various
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