There are places where the haves and the have-nots live as neighbours yet separated by a huge fence. To some, the wall is there to protect them from danger and to keep undesirables out, to others it is a prison wall keeping them in, denying them access to their loved ones and thwarting their hopes of a better life. The Mexico/US border is one such place.
Through Close up, personal interviews with children whose daily lives are touched by the physical presence of the border wall and inspired by the children’s drawings we will create a 3d and 2d environment to present their opinion confronting us with the political decision making that permanently affects their lives. It expresses the children vision on the wall, on politics, on Obama and Trump, the feeling of alienation, the concept of the other, their hopes, their fears, the impact of living in such a particular land, working with the children’s reality and imagination. It will present the story with humour and tragedy.