A timely insight into life on the U.S. Mexican border as Donald Trump attempts to deliver his most controversial campaign pledge: to build a wall. When running for presidency, Trump pledged to ‘build a big, beautiful wall between the U.S. and Mexico.’
As crowds of supporters chanted his rhetoric, Trump reasoned: ‘When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They are sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists… And some I assume are good people.’
Trump’s War on the Border spends the first months of the Trump presidency on the U.S. border, witnessing the impact for those who live and work on the frontline. As well as insightful contributions from locals directly affected by the idea of a wall, this visceral observational documentary includes access to the U.S. Department for Homeland Security Customs and Border Patrol as they battle to protect the border from illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
Director: Lee Phillips
Executive producers: Morgan Roberts and Colleen Flynn
Production Company: Flicker Productions