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Ray, Ariel, and Alondra are young people growing up in Agua Prieta, Mexico, and Douglas, Arizona, neighboring border towns defined by undocumented migration and a militarized border. Frontier Youth transcends the political debates, focusing instead on the personal stories of its protagonists, each of whom is profoundly marked by American immigration and border policies. Through their perspectives, the film examines the challenges of bi-cultural youth; as security along the border continues to tighten, they enter adulthood with inseparable ties to both sides.
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"Frontier Youth is a moving and subtly provocative film that puts a human face on the questions of immigration and border enforcement. After seeing Kane's film, all students will have a fuller appreciation for the heart-wrenching consequences of our immigration policies and practices." – Gary Segura, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Regional Semi-Finalist, Student Academy Award
Finalist, NextFrame, UFVA Touring Festival of International Student Film & Video
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Bi-Cultural Life on the US/Mexico Border, Stanford University
The Land (2015) is a short documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in The Land, a Welsh "adventure" playground. At The Land children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own.
I LEARN AMERICA - Classroom version (50 minutes)
AT THE INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AT LAFAYETTE, A BROOKLYN PUBLIC SCHOOL DEDICATED TO NEWLY ARRIVED IMMIGRANTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, FIVE TEENAGERS STRIVE TO MASTER ENGLISH, ADAPT TO FAMILIES THEY HAVEN'T SEEN IN YEARS, AND CREATE A FUTURE OF THEIR OWN WHILE COMING OF AGE IN A NEW LAND.
A vibrant ethnography of the cultures, lives and stories that collide in the Balkans at the world's largest brass band festival.
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