“The Fence” at ArtRage Gallery Friday, May 13

The Workers’ Center in collaboration with other groups and organizations invites the community to watch the documentary film “The Fence”. After the film, Paul Welch, from the Syracuse Catholic Diocese will speak about their “Justice for Immigrants” campaign and ways to support their work in solidarity with immigrants and refugees in Central New York. Come to ArtRage Gallery, Friday May 13 at 7pm

In Oct. 2006, the U.S. government decided to build a 700-mile fence along its troubled 2000-mile-plus border with Mexico. Three years, 19 construction companies, 350 engineers, thousands of construction workers, tens of thousands of tons of metal and $3 billion later, was it all worth it?

THE FENCE (LA BARDA), Rory Kennedy’s (HBO’s Emmy-winning “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib”) latest HBO documentary, investigates the impact of the project, revealing how its stated goals – containing illegal immigration, cracking down on drug trafficking and protecting America from terrorists – have given way to unforeseen, even absurd consequences. Kennedy follows her subjects through private ranches, protected wilderness, bustling border towns and scrub deserts for a revealing, often surprising look at the controversial southern U.S. border barrier.

"The Fence" (La Barda)