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Video: Best of Luck with the Wall


What would 2,000 miles of a US-Mexico border fence actually look like?

The US-Mexico border fence, a major topic in the 2016 US presidential race, is a sprawling structure winding across some 2,000 miles between San Diego in California and Brownsville in Texas. It is also roughly two-thirds incomplete. Best of Luck with the Wall, an imaginative, dizzying short documentary that uses 200,000 satellite images downloaded from Google Maps, makes clear the sheer magnitude of the US-Mexico border, and the mindbogglingly massive challenges any full border fence would face in separating the two countries. The documentary is a collaboration between The Intercept, Field of Vision and the US internet artist Josh Begley.

Read an interview with director Josh Begley here.

Music by Jace Clayton (DJ/rupture)

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This post originally appeared in Aeon.

One comment on “Video: Best of Luck with the Wall

  1. johnlawsonpoet
    February 19, 2017

    Reblogged this on Site Title and commented:
    Cool piece. Reminds me of Stan Brakhage’s “Mothlight.”


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