Border South

Mexico now deports more immigrants than the United States. Border South melds ethnography and cinema-verité to explore the harsh environment and brutal journey of undocumented immigrants from Central America crossing through Mexico towards the United States.

Raúl O. Paz Pastrana Raúl O. Paz Pastrana
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, CINEMATOGRAPHER

Raúl is a Mexican-Immigrant filmmaker whose cinematic style melds visual anthropology with cinema verité. His films, which focus on indigenous and immigrant rights, have screened all... more»

Jason De Leon Jason De Leon
PRODUCER, ADVISOR

Jason is a Mexican-American Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He currently directs the Undocumented Migration Project, a long-term study of clandestine border crossing that... more»

Ellen Knechel Ellen Knechel
CO-PRODUCER, EDITOR

Ellen is a Spanish speaking filmmaker and editor. She works on independent documentary films. Most recently Ellen assisted Lindsay Utz in cutting Quest: The Sound and the Fury. Her work often focuses... more»

Additional Credits

John Doering-White (Co-Producer, Sound, Field Producer)
Emily Parkey (Co-Producer)
Fiona Otway (Story Consultant)

Genre: Documentary