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On the US/Mexico border, an undocumented mother's quest to save her son relies on a troubled American Veteran, building a wall out of junk, whose duty is to keep her out.

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Genevieve Anderson
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Shane Dean Shane Dean ... Kenny
Crystal Hernandez ... Marta
Andy Martinez Jr. ... Agent Esposito
Jill Remez ... Agent Clark
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Shot over 10 days on an active crossing site 30 miles north of the Mexican border, DUSTWUN is the story of an unusual friendship between an undocumented migrant lost from her group traveling toward the US and a troubled American veteran building his own "wall" out of trash in the desert. Circumventing the contentious politics of immigration and the wall, DUSTWUN unfolds as a fable, focusing on the human element at the core of it all. Writer/director Genevieve Anderson's first feature film with predominantly female creatives, the story came from Genevieve's experiences living near the border in Southern Arizona for the past four years.

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Poignant, provocative, beautiful
17 August 2020 | by tillyhintonSee all my reviews

Anderson's film is a masterwork of narrative and social responsibility. In her deft hands, issues of immigration, borders, poverty, militarization, mental illness, and more become human, compelling, and thought provoking. Visually beautiful and a stellar cast. This is a film that drowns out cruelty and kindness, and challenges viewers to do likewise. A must watch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dustwun See more »

Filming Locations:

Green Valley, Arizona, USA

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Dow Jazz Films, Dustwun See more »
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