The border town of Arivaca, Arizona, is no stranger to migrants crossing through the desert and mountains in hopes for a better life in the U.S. The documentary film Undeterred, shows how militarizing the border can result in migrants dying in the desert and in the neighborhoods of towns on the border. The film was featured at the 2018 Social Justice Film Festival in Seattle. KBCS’s Ruth Bly recorded the panel discussion following the screening.
What is it like to live on the US Mexico border today compared to ten years ago? Eva Lewis, a resident of Arivaca, Arizona says the difference is ICE. Lewis describes what motivated her to tackle the subject of life in a border town in the film, Justice in Immigration – Undeterred. This year’s Social Justice Film Festival kicked off in October, with Eva Lewis’s documentary. KBCS producer, Ruth Bly caught Lewis in Arizona by phone.