Along a border at the center of the political and journalistic debate, “Borderlands” aims to develop a narration capable of going beyond the emergency perspective under which the US/Mexico border related issues are constantly presented and to vehicle the complexity of this 3600 kilometers long line that has been crossed by migrants and travelers for decades. Immigration related phenomena have been absorbed by the population of border areas and they contributed to shape the social fabric of these regions. The idea of securing a border by putting up a fence is conceptually misleading, as sharp lines of demarcation might deceive about a non-continuity, truth is that border areas between US and Mexico can hardly be considered as parts of the two countries they separate, but have rather become a country by itself.
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