Photo: Girls Climb Border Fence
Filmmaker Roy Germano has created a film he hopes will result in more just and effectual forms of immigration management.
Germano says that every mile of border fence along the U.S.-Mexico border costs the taxpayers of America about $4 million to build, and over the next 20 years, it will cost an additional $6.5 BILLION to repair and maintain it.
A striking point made in his film, however, took just 18 seconds to make.
While timed, two young woman displayed how ineffectual the fence can be. It took each of them less than 18 seconds, on their first try, to climb to the top.
Germano’s film is not just about how easy it is to climb the fence though. In “The Other Side of Immigration” he explores the reasons so many people leave their homes in Mexico for a country they do not know. Also, the film takes a look at what happens when those going to work in the U.S. leave behind families and communities in Mexico.
On Germano’s YouTube page, he makes the following statement:
Since the mid-1990s, the US has built fencing at various points along the southern border in an attempt to deter would-be immigrants from Mexico. Building the fence isn’t cheap ...
Are we getting our money’s worth? Is the border fence an effective deterrent? To find out, I asked two young women—both only about 5’5”—to see if they could climb the wall. Check it out…