2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12

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Through the Repellent Fence

Director: Sam Wainwright Douglas

Film Summary

Art + Artists | 1:15 | 2017 | USA | | View Website

Native American art collective Postcommodity have a bold notion: 28 inflatable spheres evenly distributed across a two-mile-long stretch of the U.S./Mexico border, laying bare the fiction that separates while celebrating the indigenous cultures that inhabited this land long before arbitrary lines were drawn between us. With the help of artists on both sides of the border, Postcommodity struggle to enact their vision and provide a necessary dose of positivity to counterbalance the negativity surrounding immigration and border relations currently plaguing our airwaves.

Director Sam Wainwright Douglas
Cast Raven Chacon, Matt Coolidge, Lucy Lippard, Cristobal Martinez, Chris Taylor, Kade Twist
Executive Producer Paul Hunton, Shirley Sneve
Producer Julianna Brannum, Jeffrey Brown, David Hartstein
Cinematographer David Layton
Editor Sam Wainwright Douglas

Film Sponsor

Jim and Cynthia Stoll

Community Partners

Green Gallery, Pink House Studio, Wallpapered City