One of the best parts about my job is getting the go ahead to work on projects like this. Brophy allowed me as part of my work with them to help Kino Border Initiative with a short video that details what anyone who has spent time down in Nogales already knows. These are people who deserve dignity and to be told that they matter.
If you click play above I humbly ask that you suspend all opinions and thoughts for 6 minutes and simply meet Rene, Loraina, Edgar, Ivan, Guadalupe, and the amazing people of Kino Border Initiative. They are what this is about. They are us. They are not an overwhelming problem, and you can help them in very tangible ways. In ways that restore their dignity, make them feel human, and put them on the road to reunite with their family.
Shot over 2 days in Nogales, Arizona & Nogales, Sonora with a Pansonic GH4 & Panasonic LX100