Best of luck with the wall

7 minutes

What would 2,000 miles of a US-Mexico border fence actually look like?

The US-Mexico border fence, a major topic in the 2016 US presidential race, is a sprawling structure winding across some 2,000 miles between San Diego in California and Brownsville in Texas. It is also roughly two-thirds incomplete. Best of Luck with the Wall, an imaginative, dizzying short documentary that uses 200,000 satellite images downloaded from Google Maps, makes clear the sheer magnitude of the US-Mexico border, and the mindbogglingly massive challenges any full border fence would face in separating the two countries. The documentary is a collaboration between The Intercept, Field of Vision and the US internet artist Josh Begley.

Director: Josh Begley

Producer: Sierra Pettengill

Video/Knowledge

Models are always imperfect, and the ones we choose greatly shape our experience

3 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Meaning & the Good Life

How the Stoic embrace of death can help us get a grip on life

5 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

In the murky waters of climate change, native fishers are among the most vulnerable

7 minutes

Essay/Human Rights

Caste lives on, and on

Indian society deludes itself that caste discrimination is a thing of the past, yet it suffuses the nation, top to bottom

Prayaag Akbar

Video/Poverty & Development

Pride, poverty and rapture in an Appalachian mining community where the jobs are gone

25 minutes

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Anthropology

Eating people is wrong – but it’s also widespread and sacred

Ben Thomas

Essay/Politics & Government

Age of sincerity

In politics, as in militant religion, the performance of sincerity is everything, no matter whether right or wrong

Faisal Devji

Video/Law & Justice

‘Continuously, silently screaming’ – the profound agony of solitary confinement

5 minutes

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/History

A nation apologises for wrongdoing: is that a category mistake?

Danielle Celermajer