"Border Film Project" is an effort to simplify and humanise the complexities of immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border by telling stories that no news piece, policy debate or academic study can convey. Three friends spent three months along the U.S.-Mexico border distributing hundreds of cameras to two groups on different sides of the line: undocumented migrants crossing the desert and American Minutemen trying to stop them. The cameras were distributed in pre-addressed envelopes and were collected at a P.O. Box in Arizona. They received over 2000 photographs, the best of which will appear in this book.
Rudy Adler graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Rudy spent thirteen months in Portland, Oregon working on award-winning ad campaigns, films and art shows for companies with a social conscience. After moving back to New York, he worked on national ad campaigns for ESPN and Brand Jordan at Wieden + Kennedy New Yorl. Victoria Criado graduated from Boston College in 2003 with a B.A. in Political Science. Victoria received a scholarship for a 3-month internship at the Business Council for the United Nations. Victoria currently works as a Loan Consultant at ACCION New York, a micro-credit non-profit. Brett Huneycutt's studies and experience have focused on Latin America. He has conducted econometric research on migration and the informal economy in El Salvador. He has organized seminars on the U.S.-Mexico border, an immersion experience to a Zapatista refugee camp in Chiapas and dental clinics in two rural Salvadoran villages.