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Looking Across the Border

The Trump administration is doing everything in its power to keep Mexican and Central American migrants from crossing into the United States. In December 2018 I went to Tijuana, Mexico, for Topic to direct a series of four short films asking migrant and asylum seeking children to imagine the life that may await them on the other side of the border. Their responses, which detail dreams of school, skateboarding, and freedom from violence, stand in sharp contrast to political rhetoric and the harsh circumstances that brought them here in the first place.