Born out of the desire to drive to conversation away from the subjective and oftentimes opportunistic fashion in which it is often carried, The U.S./Mexico Border Project is a multimedia platform that pushes towards an objective conversation on the structures of the border and how the stakeholders; residents, schools, businesses, politicians, security personnel, national pundits, and human rights organizations among others; function and try to cooperate and survive in a region that is little understood, but often invoked.
Our hope is that these pages, which right now in its nascent are bare, will be filled with information, anecdotes, and data that will grant anyone willing to spend a little bit of time riffling through, a clearer picture of the border and how it functions.
The Project is framed around one of America’s most famous pastimes, the road trip. It is a voyage that will encompass a three week trip by car from Port Isabel, Texas, where the Rio Grande culminates in the Gulf of Mexico to the area between Tijuana, Baja California and San Diego, California. It is a voyage that will take crew to both sides of the border and through the multiple sister cities that shape cross-border policy and life.
The trip will be chronicled in two full-length documentaries, one in Spanish (La Frontera) and one in English (The Border) as well as short video snippets posted daily in these very pages as well as across our social media platforms.
Stay tuned. It promises to be a grand adventure and we welcome you to come along with us.