1. In a barren desert surrounded by limitless horizon, there stands a 700 mile perforated barrier separating Us and Them. The sun sets along this rusty fence as a crusty old veteran puffs a cigarette and lowers his binoculars. The day is over and the cold night is theirs. He lowers the flag, salutes a helicopter passing through the darkness, and settles into his dusty camper for another canned meal alone on Patriot Point.

    In 2005, aggravated by the influx of undocumented immigrants and fed up with the lack of government involvement, the Minutemen positioned themselves along the U.S. / Mexico border. Armed, energetic, and bound by common ideals, they are a diverse, often fragmented group of disillusioned freedom fighters led by a modern day Don Quixote "Lil' Dog" and his four legged companion "Freckles".

    Zealous and often comical, these subjects exist in what many believe to be the realm of vigilantism. This cinema vérité documentary follows nine of these eccentric, self-appointed watchdogs as they fight to regain their sovereignty as well as their own sanity in an isolated and dangerous landscape. Filmed over the course of four years, we examine the motivations of and relationships between these conflicted patriots.

    With the new Arizona immigration law raising the public consciousness about border issues, The Minutemen Movie gives insight into the role citizen watchdogs play in influencing government policy.


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  2. Trailer for the short film Angelito.
    A film by Paula Lima

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  3. took video with my Sony Camcorder. I add my voice.

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  4. Interview backstage with one of the leading Luchadores

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  5. Directed by
    Sean Ellis

    Produced by
    Mathilde Charpentier : producer
    Sean Ellis : executive producer
    Sean Ellis : producer
    Enrique Gonzalez : executive producer
    Celine Lopez : executive producer
    Jake Macapagal : associate producer
    Missy Papageorge : associate producer
    Stefan Sonnenfeld : associate producer

    Original Music by
    Robin Foster

    Cinematography by
    Sean Ellis

    Film Editing by
    Richard Mettler

    Production Design by
    Ian Traifalgar

    Sound Department
    Fabien Devillers :sound mixer: mastering
    Sylvain Rety :sound editor
    Sylvain Rety : sound mixer
    Sylvain Roux : sound editor
    Sylvain Roux : sound mixer
    Kallis Shamaris : dialogue & adr editor

    Post Producer : Bastien Harispe
    Editor Assistant : Rebecca Monteil
    VFX Lead : James Senade
    Flame Artist : Cyril Sozzi, Barthelemy Robino

    Haut et Court (2013) (France) (theatrical)
    Front Row Filmed Entertainment (2013) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East, North Africa & Iran)

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